Content Removal Comparison: Google Community Guidelines vs. Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (2019-2021)

Source: Google. Transparency Report: Removals under the Network Enforcement Law (, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2019-2021
Geographical area: Germany
Method: Self-reporting
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The chart presents the distribution of items removed by Google since 2019, 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.