YouTube is the most popular video portal on the web. Ever since Google acquired it, every major YouTube decision is commonly considered as coming from Google. That may or may not be the case but what we can say for certain is that the onus of the controversies caused by YouTube videos is blamed squarely on Google.
While the world is still reeling from the aftermath of the controversy caused by the YouTube video about Muslims, a Brazilian court has now ordered the arrest of a Google executive after the company failed to remove a video clip from YouTube. The clip in question is about a Brazilian mayoral candidate.
In the movie clip, the mayoral candidate Bernal has been lambasted and criticized. Several other videos mount more serious allegations against him. Last week, Judge Flavio Peren had asked Google to remove two videos which cast a negative image of Bernal.
Along side the demand, the Judge also prompted a 24-hour ban on Google as well as YouTube. And now, as a result of no action by Google, Judge Flavio has ordered that the Google executive, Fabio Jose Silva, be arrested. Google is now gearing up to lodge an appeal against the decision and has stated that it has no responsibility for the content that is posted to YouTube.