Saddam's execution videos

If you head over to YouTube today, the top videos for pages (apart from a couple) are all related to Saddam’s execution. Somewhere in there is the famous cellphone video recording which is said to change the entire tone of the execution because it includes sound which the official video does not.

I personally haven’t seen the video and don’t want to, but I expect these videos will probably be the biggest yet on YouTube. While it’s newsworthy, I know the news without seeing his execution for myself.

While TV networks in the US and around the globe were figuring out what to show, someone with a cellphone just uploaded it all and the decision was left in the hands of the viewer, not the executives.

Have you seen the videos? Do you think there will be more debate about censorship online? Will YouTube face pressure to delete these types of videos?

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