In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet,
it has emerged that You Tube
[ … yes & who is ‘youtube’ and what is their business model again ? ]
is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos
that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights,
while also deleting search terms by government mandate.
The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government
to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest,
during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.