Content Removal Comparison: Google Community Guidelines vs. Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (2018)

Source: Tworek, Heidi and Paddy Leerssen. "An Analysis of Germany’s NetzDG Law, " Transatlantic Working Group, 15 April 2019
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2018
Geographical area: Germany
Method: Self-reporting
Link to original document: www.ivir.nl
The chart presents the distribution of posts removed by Google due to violations of Google's community guidelines and the Germany’s Network Enforcement Act, on the grounds for removal. The data shows that the majority of removal decisions are based on the platform’s private standards, as they often prioritise the compliance with their community guidelines, and not with German speech laws.