YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was launched on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. It is the second most visited website, right after Google itself.
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YouTubeblocking occurs for a variety of reasons including: 1. Preventing criticism of a ruler, Google, government, government officials, religion, or religious leaders; 2. Preventing videos promoting racism; 3. Violations of national laws, including: 3.1. Copyright and intellectual propertyprotection laws; 3.2. Violations of hate speech, ethics, or morality-based laws; 3.3. National securitylegislation. 4. Preventing access to videos judged to be inappropriate for youth; 5. Businesses, schools, government agencies, and other private institutions often block social media sites, including YouTube, due to bandwidth limitations and the site's potential for distraction. In some countries YouTube is completely blocked, either through a long-term standing ban or for more limited periods of time such as during periods of unrest, the run-up to an election, or in response to upcoming political anniversaries. In other countries, access to the website as a whole remains open, but access to spec...
On September 12, 2012, YouTube was blocked in Afghanistan due to hosting the trailer to the controversial film about Muhammad, Innocence of Muslims, which the authorities considered to be blasphemous.YouTube was later unblocked in Afghanistan on December 1, 2012.
Following the disputed February 2008 presidential elections, the Armenian government blocked Internet users' access to YouTube for a month. The Armenian opposition had used the website to publicize video of alleged police brutalityagainst anti-government protesters.
In March 2009, YouTube was blocked in Bangladesh after a recording of an alleged meeting between the prime minister and army officers was posted revealing anger by the military on how the government was handling a mutiny by border guards in Dhaka.The block was lifted on March 21. On September 17, 2012, YouTube was banned for the second time following the controversies regarding the promotional videos for Innocence of Muslims. On June 5, 2013, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commis...
YouTube was first blocked in China for over five months from October 16, 2007to March 22, 2008. It was blocked again from March 24, 2009, although a Foreign Ministry spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny whether YouTube had been blocked. Since then, YouTube has been inaccessible from Mainland China.However, YouTube can still be accessed from Hong Kong, Macau, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, specific hotels, and by using a VPN. Since 2018, when the term "YouTube" is searched on Baidu, the...
YouTube has been intermittently blocked in Eritrea since 2011 by some ISPs, although a spokesperson for Freedom Housespeculated this was due to bandwidth considerations.
On December 3, 2006, Iran temporarily blocked access to YouTube and several other sites, after declaring them as violators of social and moral codes of conduct. The YouTube block came after a video was posted online that appeared to show an Iranian soap opera star having sex. The block was later lifted and then reinstated after Iran's 2009 presidential election. In 2012, Iran reblocked access, along with access to Google, after the controversial film Innocence of Muslimstrailer was released o...YouTube Censored: A recent History by the OpenNet Initiative: an interactive map that shows a rough history of YouTube censorship since 2006.
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Embed a video or playlist. On a computer, go to the YouTube video or playlist you want to embed. Click SHARE . From the list of Share options, click Embed. From the box that appears, copy the HTML code. Paste the code into your website HTML. For network administrators: You will need to add youtube.com to the firewall allowlist.
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