Western Governments Regularly Request Google Censor Political Content From Search Results

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Google Calls Increasing Requests to Remove Political Content ‘Alarming’:
http://www.rawstory.com/2012/06/google-calls-increasing-requests-to-remove-political-content-alarming/

Political commentary remains a prime target as governments increase the number of requests for Google to remove material from the reach of Internet users.

The Internet giant on Sunday released its fifth semi-annual Transparency Report providing insights into requests by countries around the world to “take down” content from search results or Google venues such as YouTube.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: From the article, “It’s alarming not only because free expression is at risk, but because some of these requests come from countries you might not suspect — Western democracies not typically associated with censorship.”

Also from the article: “The number of requests from the United States doubled in the second half of last year.”

Psychopaths Rule the World! Wake up, and smell the fascism!

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