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Thursday April 25, 2013

Google: More Government Removal Requests Than Ever Before

This seems like one of those times where setting a record isn't necessarily a good thing.

As we’ve gathered and released more data over time, it’s become increasingly clear that the scope of government attempts to censor content on Google services has grown. In more places than ever, we’ve been asked by governments to remove political content that people post on our services. In this particular time period, we received court orders in several countries to remove blog posts criticizing government officials or their associates.