Obama-administrasjonen har bedt youtube vurdere om de ikke skal trekke videoen om Mohammed.
Administration officials have asked YouTube to review a controversial video that many blame for spurring a wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East.
The administration flagged the 14-minute «Innocence of Muslims» video and asked that YouTube evaluate it to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of service, officials said Thursday. The video, which has been viewed by nearly 1.7 million users, depicts Muhammad as a child molester, womanizer and murderer — and has been decried as blasphemous and Islamophobic.
YouTube declined comment on the administration request.
Earlier in the week, YouTube said it found that the video was «clearly within» its guidelines, which bar sexually explicit content, gratuitous violence, hate speech and what it termed «bad stuff» such as animal abuse, under-age drinking and bomb-making.