[NetBehaviour] YouTube bans terrorism training videos.
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Sat Sep 13 12:52:48 CEST 2008
YouTube bans terrorism training videos.
Terrorist training videos will be banned from appearing on YouTube,
under revised new guidelines being implemented by the popular
The Google-owned portal will ban footage that advertises terrorism or
extremist causes and supporters of the change hope it will blunt
al-Qaeda's strong media online campaign.
The move comes after pressure on the internet search engine from
Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman.
In addition to the ban on terror training videos, the new YouTube
guidelines includes bans on videos that incite others to commit violent
acts, videos on how to make bombs, and footage of sniper attacks.
The internet has become a powerful tool for terrorism recruitment. What
was once conducted at secret training camps in Afghanistan is now
available to anyone, anywhere because of the web.
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