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The Podium

Monday, June 18

Government & Google

By Brad

Via Brendan Sasso of The Hill comes new data from Google on the number of government requests the company is receiving to censor online content worldwide:

The latest report shows that Google received more than 467 court orders to take down more than 7,000 items in the second half of last year. The company said it complied with about 65 percent of the court orders.

Google also received more than 561 informal requests, such as calls from police officers, to take down more than 4,979 items. It complied with 47 percent of the informal requests.

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