Google Refuses to Remove Film Clip

In a showdown of Internet v. Government, Google defiantly told the White House Saturday it won’t take down the anti-Islam video that sparked demonstrations across the Muslim world, saying the Innocence of Muslims clip falls “clearly within our guidelines.” But the company is restricting the YouTube clip in some ways: Google blocked access to the video in Libya, Egypt, India, and Indonesia, citing “very sensitive situations.” Those countries have deemed the video illegal, but otherwise the clip would not violate terms of use, YouTube said in a statement. “We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions. This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere.”