Thailand Ends YouTube Ban

Authorities in Thailand have finally ended a ban on the popular video website YouTube. The ban, initiated five months ago, was prompted by controversy over a video clip deemed insulting to Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej; the video showed two human feet pointing to the king - an offensive gesture in Thailand where feet are considered dirty. The Thai government first demanded that the clips be removed, but YouTube refused and several other videos subsequently appeared. The ban has now been lifted following an apparent compromise: the Thai government says YouTube's owner - the internet giant Google - has filtered out the offending videos so that users in Thailand cannot see them. Google has not commented on the case yet.

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That's sad that the King of Thailand can't take even one small "inapropriate" gesture. He probably would have killed himself already if he had as much stuff making fun of him as Bush has. I don't even know why people feel the need to make fun of our president.

Meh, our politicians take a lot more crap than the Thai King could ever imagine, from our own people as well! If he's upset at feet pointed in his direction, we can only imagine what would've happened if someone had made an entire cartoon about him to show just how much of an idiot he is. (see George W. Bush's "Lil Bush" on Comedy Central for example)

Good to see the baby got over his little tantrum though.

The baby didnt get over his tantrum:

the Thai government says YouTube's owner - the internet giant Google - has filtered out the offending videos so that users in Thailand cannot see them.

Google just keeps bending over.

solardog said,
The baby didnt get over his tantrum:

Google just keeps bending over.

Ah, missed that part. Oh well. He can write a song about it for all I care. -shrug-