Monday, June 18, 2012

Google Sees An Increase In Government Web Censorship

Google Reports 'Alarming' Rise In Censorship By Governments -- The Guardian

Search engine company has said there has been a troubling increase in requests to remove political content from the internet.

There has been an alarming rise in the number of times governments attempted to censor the internet in last six months, according to a report from Google.

Since the search engine last published its bi-annual transparency report, it said it had seen a troubling increase in requests to remove political content. Many of these requests came from western democracies not typically associated with censorship.

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More News On Google's Report That there Is An 'Alarming' Rise In Censorship By Governments

Google sees 'alarming' uptick in government censorship -- FOX News
Google sees 'alarming' level of government censorship -- CNet
Google: U.S. censorship requests doubled in last half of 2011 -- Washington Post/AP
Google Reports Rise In Removal Requests -- Radio Free Europe
Google's Censorship Juggle -- Wall Street Journal
Google censored videos offending Thai king, denied other requests -- L.A. Times
Google Receiving Record Number Of Censorship Requests, Even From Western Democracies -- Inquisitr

WNU Editor:
The Google Transparency Report is here.

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