Google Blocks Anti-Muslim Film

Google said Thursday that it would be blocking users in Egypt and Libya from accessing the anti-Muslim film that has sparked deadly protests throughout the Muslim world and the deaths of four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, in Libya. However, the company will not entirely remove the video from its website. Google’s decision to block the film is unusual, since the company’s policy is to remove content only if it is hate speech or violates the terms of service, or if it is responding to court orders or government requests—and Google said that the video did not constitute hate speech.