Google Shuts Down Blogger After Threats To New Zealand Politician

Google axes death-threat blog at The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Google finally shut down CYFSWATCH New Zealand blog after numerous complaints from governmental officials in New Zealand. The blog, hosted on Google’s Blogger service, reportedly wrote a death threat against a New Zealand politician.

When you access the blog at this time, it says “NONE” and that is followed with “No posts match your query.” But the Google Cache still shows blog posts from the blog, at this point in time. More details at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: Blogger | Google: Legal | Google: Outside US | Legal: Censorship

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