Pakistan Threatens to Ban YouTube, Google
By Rizwan Khatik - Mon Sep 19, 4:33 am
The threat came from Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who called on the website to work more closely with terrorism investigations lest they be blocked inside the country.
Malik is quoted as saying that terrorist groups are using online resources to share information, though he did not elaborate on what kind of information and how it was used. Nor did he explain how YouTube and Google were being used by terrorist groups, or what role they would play in any investigations. Interestingly, Malik also indicated that legal action may be taken against the administrator of Google Pakistan.
While Google has been enormously successful, it has struggled with operating in other countries. While this may turn out to simply be the threats of one man and not the intent of the Pakistani government, Google might could have a growing fiasco on their hands.