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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Government Removal Requests To Google Continue to Rise


Google today released new numbers showing requests from governments to remove content from the search giant's services. From January to June 2013, Google says it has received 3,846 government requests to remove 24,737 pieces of content - 68 percent increase over the second half of 2012.

"Over the past four years, one worrying trend has remained consistent: governments continue to ask us to remove political content. Judges have asked us to remove information that's critical of them, police departments want us to take down videos or blogs that shine a light on their conduct, and local institutions like town councils don't want people to be able to find information about their decision-making processes," said Susan Infantino, Legal Director at Google. "These officials often cite defamation, privacy and even copyright laws in attempts to remove political speech from our services."

In this particular reporting period, Google received 93 requests to take down government criticism and removed content in response to less than one third of them. Four of the requests were submitted as copyright claims.

In addition, Google saw a significant increase in the number of requests we received from two countries in the first half of 2013:

There was a sharp increase in requests from Turkey. Google received 1,673 requests from Turkish authorities to remove content from its platforms, nearly a tenfold increase over the second half of last year. About two-thirds of the total requests - 1,126 to be exact - called for the removal of 1,345 pieces of content related to alleged violations of law 5651.

Another place where Google saw an increase was Russia, where there has been an uptick in requests since a blacklist law took effect last fall. Google received 257 removal requests during this reporting period, which is more than double the number of requests the company received throughout 2012.




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