re: Google Sees Surge In Censorship Demands
This is beyond contempt, thinking that the US Government made over 6,000 attempts at censorship in 6 month period. How can that possibly be justified? Why does the mainstream media overlook this to such a great degree? An occurrence of this sort should be reported more than here, and make the American people aware that their government is dealing in what is akin to book burning. To hear that 65% of court orders and 47% of more informal requests were complied with is equally frightening. Regardless of topic, I was under the impression that the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the US protected speech. Google may want to let the public also know what percentage of these deletions included hate speech. For that, I can understand deletion. It doesn't justify it, it makes the deletion understandable. Is there a category in the Transparency Report to locate which branch of government made these requests? That too, I would like to know. It may affect my vote come next November.