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Whoa: Google Report Indicates U.S. Censorship Requests Skyrocketed

NoPlaceToGo Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 4:28 PM
I found way more than 6192 items. I'm pretty sure they removed the utube video where Obama proved he could fly by flapping his ears.


Data released by Google suggests that U.S. government censorship is on the rise – big time. From July to December 2011, Google’s Transparency Report indicates that U.S. agencies requested 6192 items be removed from Google services. That’s a 718 percent increase from the 757 items requested to be removed in the prior six-month period. Google fully or partially complied with 42 percent of the removal requests, according to the report.


Commenting on the report, Dorothy Chou, a senior policy analyst at Google writes:


"Unfortunately, what we’ve seen over...