25 April 2010

Google releases tool to show government censorship request

Google has hit out at state attempts to clamp down on the internet by revealing governments' requests to remove data from the web and get information about users. Tonight it released a web page with a map showing country by country where it has had government requests or court orders to remove content from the YouTube video service or its search results, or to provide details about users of its services. See Google blog. see also Which country leads censorship requests to Google by population - or internet users?