Wednesday, June 27, 2012
DOJ Government Take down Requests Up 103% Under Obama Efforts To Kill Free Speech
MFS - The Other News: Google Transparency Report: Government takedown requests up 103% in US," we've been asked to take down political speech.:
"Google Transparency Report: Government takedown requests up 103% in US,"Just like every other time before, we've been asked to take down political speech,". (Google).Google has released new data for its Transparency Report, which provides details of government requests to takedown content across the company’s websites and services.
The report — dated July-December 2011 — now includes details of government requests to take down blog posts, videos and other information on Google services during the period. It also includes all state-led requests to share other information, including user IP addresses.
Google calls the latest findings “troubling” and it notes that requests to remove political content are a trend that it is continuing to see, rather than the brief blip that it had optimistically hoped they were.
The headline focus is no doubt on the US, where Google says that it has seen a 103 percent increase in state-led takedown requests – the highest increase worldwide"
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