Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube

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Jonathan Stempel and Dan LevineReuters

2:28 p.m. CSTFebruary 26, 2014


(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world.

By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film "Innocence of Muslims" amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution.

William McLeodComment