The White House on Fridays requested the YouTube to remove the clip that was causing anti-American protests across the world, especially areas related to Muslim populations. The video depicts the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and a philanderer. There was an attack on the United States embassy of Libya on Tuesday, where three American lives were lost.
Google has rejected the request to remove the video from the YouTube site, and it said the video does comply with the guidelines speculated on the site. However, it is taking steps to block the video in countries like India, Indonesia, Egypt and Lybia where protests were observed.
“We’ve restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia, as well as in Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situations in these two countries,” the company said. “This approach is entirely consistent with the principles we first laid out in 2007.”
The United States has further launched an investigation about the film’s producer right to release a video, as he is serving a prison release from last June. The film’s producer, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year old Egyptian Coptic Christian lives in Southern California