Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Google Transparency Report: Government Requests
Like other technology and communications companies, we regularly receive requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from our services, or provide information about users of our services and products. This map shows the number of requests that we received in six-month blocks with certain limitations.
We’re still learning the best way to collect and present this information. We’ll continue to improve this tool and fine-tune the types of data we display.
Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, South Korea and Japan are included in this list. I experienced this type of blocking when I lived in South Korea when I tried to look for at a North Korean site mentioned on the Rachel Maddow Show. Censorship is the first weapon that tyrants use.
John H. Armwood