Thailand Blocks YouTube
Yep, they’re at it again: user posts something offensive to country on YouTube, country blocks YouTube. First it was Brazil protecting beloved soccer star Ronaldo, then Turkey in a conniption over insults aimed at its founders. Now Thailand is upset because a video insulted their king. As Search Engine Land quoted Mail & Guardian:
The most offensive to Thai Buddhists was the juxtaposition of a pair of woman’s feet, the lowest part of the body, above his head, the highest part of the body.
Uh. . . okay. I’m not sure how to deal with this, but according to the Thai Communications Minister, Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom, YouTube is:
Sitthichai said YouTube had told Thai officials it did not find the clip offensive, so it turned down the request to remove it.
I’m not sure which I should take bets on: the next country to block YouTube or how long it will be before Thailand unblocks it.
Let’s go for the next country to block YouTube. Whoever guesses right will get
something from my house that I don’t want anymore a lovely prize.