Google recently updated their "transparency reports" which shows
how many times the government and private companies have requested to censor a
search result. Not to anyone?s surprise the number is way up.
In the past month there have been:
1,246,713 URL's request to be deleted
24,129 Targeted Domains
1,296 Copyright owners
1,087 reporting organizations
Among those asking for takedowns, Microsoft is the leader, filing over
500,000 requests all by itself in the past month.
Censoring a video where a Canadian citizen creatively destroyed
his passport (not complied with) to blogs promoting hate speech and violence
Link to Google transparency reports: http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/