Notes: Transparency – The Google Government Removal Requests

Google reports:

Germany’s numbers are also high relative to other countries.

  • A substantial number of the German removal requests resulted from court orders that related to defamation in search results, both in the first half of 2010 and in the last six months of 2009.
  • In addition, we receive lists of URLs from BPjM (BPjM-Modul), a federal government youth protection agency in Germany, for sites that contain content that violates German youth protection law, like content touting Nazi memorabilia, extreme violence or pornography, and we may remove those search results from In the last half of 2009, approximately 11% of the German removal requests related to pro-Nazi content or content advocating denial of the Holocaust, both of which are illegal under German law.

Link to Google Governments Requests.

Google Government Transparency Report

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