Iran bans YouTube

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

The Iranian government seems to have had it with ninjas and the Star Wars Kid and has banned YouTube. The popular video sharing site has been branded a public nuisance and has been taken off the web. Surfers to the site will see a message that it is not authorized according to Iranian law.

There is no word on whether the Iranian government took offense to the numerous Ask a Ninja videos or the amazing Star Wars kid. YouTube does have several music videos which are considered "scandalous" by the ultra-conservative religious leadership.

One media watchgroup says YouTube has been blocked for at least five days.