Sharp Rise In Government Content Removal Requests Made To Google

Google published a report of government  and court requests made for removal of content from its sites for the period January to June this year.

While you would expect China to lead this list but Brazil, Germany and the United States make up the top 3. Some of the requests were a bit disturbing as the requests were for removal of content that showed police brutality or human rights abuse by authorities.

The United Kingdom featured in the top ten while China was way down the list.

Zimbabwe does not appear on the list. In fact no African country does.