Sunday, November 11, 2007

Should YouTube Use Censors?

I recently came across an article on about how YouTube is in a heated debate about free speech, censorship, and whether the site is responsible for spotting criminals. The spark that started this debate stems from a recent shooting in Finland. Pekka-Eric Auvinen, the alleged gunman, supposedly posted videos on YouTube hours before the shooting that reveled his plans for the shootings. YouTube took down these videos within hours of the murders.

The question of debate is that while many people believe that's taking down the videos was right others say that YouTube should have allowed the videos to stay on the site for users to gain a better understanding of what happened.

Do you think that YouTube should have kept these videos up for the public or did they do the right thing by taking them down?