According to a new Transparency Report released today, Google received 4,096 government requests to remove 42,249 pieces of content during 2012.
The purpose of Google's Transparency Reports is to record the number of worldwide government requests to censor content on Google services, and offer insight into the amount of censorship happening across the globe. The latest report demonstrates an uptick in the number of requests to remove political content, as well as the number of areas where the requests originate.
According to Google's announcement, "In this particular time period, we [...]
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