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Title    UK Security Agents Get Censoring Privs at Youtube
Date    Friday March 14 2014, @04:07PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the thin-end-of-the-wedge dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/03/14/1428213

Angry Jesus writes:

"The Irish Times reports that Google has given high level censorship powers to government security agencies in the UK.

Google has given British security officials special permissions for its YouTube video site, allowing them to have content instantly reviewed if they think that it threatens national security. They already had the power to request removal illegal content, now they can flag legal but "unsavory" content en masse.

They are in part a response to a blitz from UK security authorities to persuade internet service providers, search engines and social media sites to censor more of their own content for extremist material even if it does not always break existing laws."

Links

  1. "Google has given high level censorship powers to government security agencies in the UK." - http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/youtube-to-be-monitored-by-british-security-1.1722722

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