Venezuela state TV president slams YouTube ‘censorship’

Venezuela state TV president slams YouTube ‘censorship’
Juan Guaido, who heads the opposition and is recognized as interim president by dozens of countries, receives minimal exposure on traditional media and uses digital platforms to communicate. (File/AFP)
Updated 22 August 2020

Venezuela state TV president slams YouTube ‘censorship’

Venezuela state TV president slams YouTube ‘censorship’
  • More than a hundred media outlets have been shut under Maduro’s management

CARACAS: Venezuelan state TV president has slammed YouTube for an “act of censorship” after the suspension of the broadcaster’s channel.
VTV’s account was suspended on Thursday on the Google-owned video platform.
“These are the politics of silencing that the self-proclaimed free world enacts against countries it finds troubling,” VTV president Freddy Nanez told AFP on Friday.
“Unfortunately we have been the victim of an act of censorship by YouTube.”
VTV is used as a channel of communication by the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro.
More than a hundred media outlets have been shut under Maduro’s management, according to the NGO Public Space.
Juan Guaido, who heads the opposition and is recognized as interim president by dozens of countries, receives minimal exposure on traditional media and uses digital platforms to communicate.


Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle

Updated 02 December 2020

Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle

Google celebrates UAE National Day with a doodle
  • The waving flag doodle, only visible for users in the UAE, marked the union of the seven emirates

DUBAI: Google has featured the UAE flag as an animated doodle on Wednesday, in celebration of the Gulf country’s National Day.
The waving flag doodle, only visible for users in the UAE, marked the union of the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah.
The UAE is celebrating its 49th National Day with a five-day holiday, where residents can enjoy numerous events scattered across the country including firework displays and cultural performances.