Moreover, reports Huff Post’s Bianca Bosker, Google was asked by the U.S. government to remove 757 items in the first half of 2011. As well, the report states that “the U.S. topped charts as the government that placed the third highest number of content removal requests…ahead of China,” and that “The U.S. also put in more requests for user data than any other country in the world.”
The Atlantic‘s reporter Rebecca Rosen says, “Google seems to be indicating that users who post such videos have the company’s protection. In places like Egypt and Tunisia, the spread of videos portraying government brutality seems to have galvanized protesters. If Google were to take down such videos, that could have a powerful detrimental effect on the Occupy movement.”
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