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Requests by the numbers

We receive requests from the Telecommunications Communication Presidency of the Information and Communications Technologies Authority in Turkey to remove content for allegedly violating law no. 5816 on crimes against Atatürk.

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Explore requests from January to June 2014

Request: We received a request to stop showing any search results for the query term “porn.”

Outcome: We did not remove any content.

Removal requests from January to June 2014

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 487

Total items requested for removal: 2284

Compliance rates in January to June 2014


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 38%

Note that frequently court orders included with requests do not compel Google to take any action. Rather, they often result from a dispute with a third party and are submitted by the requesting user as evidence to support their claim that we should remove the content.

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 30%

Reasons for removals in January to June 2014

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 31% 153
Obscenity/Nudity 30% 146
Privacy and Security 15% 74
Reason Unspecified 11% 52
Government Criticism 8% 40
National Security 2% 10
Religious Offense 1% 4
Copyright 0% 2
Bullying/Harassment 0% 2
Hate Speech 0% 2
Violence 0% 1
Adult Content 0% 1

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