Dec 092011

The Giant search engine has received request of removal of 358 items  from its services including Orkut and You tube during January – June.  As many as 255 item removal requests cited the government criticism as the reason, said the Google Transparency Report. Out of  these 236 items were from Orkut and 19 from You Tube .

Other reasons include defamation (39 requests),private and security (20 requests), impersonation (14 requests),hate speech (8 requests), pornography (3 requests) and national security (1 request).

Google received requests from the state and the local law enforcement agencies to remove YouTube videos that displayed protests against social leaders or used offensive language in reference to religious leaders, the report said.

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