Google Publishes Takedown Requests From US Government

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Ever wonder what kind of content world governments ask Google to remove from their search results?

Well, Google has just published their “Transparency Report”, which details the type and nature of takedown requests that they’ve received from all over the world. What do you think US government officials have asked to be taken down?

Turns out, most of the recent US requests seem to be related to police brutality, and content that “defames” law enforcement officials. Google states that takedown requests in the US from officials have risen 70% compared to their previous reporting period.

Other countries, such as India, asked for content showing protests against social leaders to be taken down. Some requests were related to personal defamation, which Google usually seems to comply with.

So, what does this mean? Maybe nothing. Check out the full report and decide for yourself.

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2 Responses

  1. sveta says:

    What do you think why India haven t same problem like America?Do you think that India haven t police brutality? For their ruling class protestants may make serious problem , but in west countries…? In England Government will use last protest for cutting social giving, and if it is possible, to return people in country of their origin. What do you think about protests in your country,… but serious?

    • Ed Frye says:

      I believe in Protest. Without it we are not truly free. If we have to Protest to get something done, there is something wrong in the system. Protest brings about change and those who sacrifice as a result of protest are true hero’s to the cause of freedom. You don’t have to be in the Military or the Police to be a soldier. When the military or police get involved in a negative way, they too are stopping the wheels of freedom.

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