Google: Requests for censorship up


Published Nov 14, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Google says government requests to remove content from its search results and other services rose 71 percent in the first half of the year, according to a new report.

The owner of the world’s largest search engine said there were 1,791 requests in the six months through June, up from 1,048 during the last six months of 2011, according to its Transparency Report. Turkey’s government made 501 requests to remove content, up from 45 in the previous period, while the United States followed with 273, up from 187.

— From wire reports