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Google Transparency Report: Worldwide Government Censorship Requests Up 26%

by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkreig:

While I tend to focus my attention on the rampant corruption and immoral behavior pervasive in these United States, it is quite clear that similar levels of oligarch thievery and parasitism are manifest throughout the globe. Hence the worldwide bull market in government attempts to censor political speech on the internet (in Canada they like to censor scientists).

In their latest transparency report, Google has announced that total government requests to remove content, i.e. censor, increased 26% in the second half of 2012 compared to the first six months.  The chart below is not encouraging.

From The Guardian:

Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday.

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