Why YouTube won’t remove Egyptian sexual assault video

Egypt arrested 13 men in connection with sexual assaults. But Egyptian President Sissi also asked YouTube to remove a video showing a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square. Why YouTube has refused.

By David Clark Scott

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YouTube has refused to remove a video showing an Egyptian woman being sexually assaulted.

That’s a difficult call, but probably the right one.

Imagine the negative global reaction if YouTube – which is owned by Google, Inc. – had acquiesced to Egyptian officials. YouTube would have been accused of helping to cover up Egypt’s sexual assault problem: An estimated 250 women have  been subjected to mob sexual harassment or assaults during demonstrations in Tahrir Square since November 2012.

Click here to read the article on The Christian Science Monitor.