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Explore requests from July to December 2013

Request: We received a request from the police to remove a search result that replaced the police logo "Truth Alone Triumphs" with "Bribe alone Triumphs."

Outcome: We did not remove content in response to this request because it not go through proper legal channels.

Request: We received a request from the police to remove a blogpost per local obscenity laws that contained content about a politician's sex scandal, including photographs.

Outcome: We did not remove content in response to this request as the subjects of the blogpost were not identifiable.

Request: We received a request from a representative for a general elections candidate to remove a YouTube video that allegedly associated him with corrupt financial practices.

Outcome: We did not remove content in response to this request because it not go through proper legal channels.

Removal requests from July to December 2013

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 154

Total items requested for removal: 540

Compliance rates in July to December 2013

 

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 48%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 85%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2013

Reason % Total Removals
Defamation 24% 37
Religious Offense 13% 20
Impersonation 12% 19
Adult Content 12% 19
Reason Unspecified 12% 18
Privacy and Security 11% 17
Bullying/Harrassment 5% 8
Violence 3% 4
Other 3% 4
Government Criticism 1% 2
Hate Speech 1% 2
National Security 1% 2
Copyright 1% 1
Trademark 1% 1

Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.