Government Requests Addressed to Google to Remove Content by Type of Reason (2010-2020)
Source: Google. Transparency Report: Government Requests Addressed to Google to Remove Content by Type of Reason (google.com, 2021)
Topic: Illegal Content
Reference year: 2010-2020
Geographical area: Global
Link to original document: transparencyreport.google.com
Governments contact Google with content removal requests for a number of reasons. Government bodies may claim that content violates a local law, and include court orders that are often not directed at Google with their requests. Both types of requests are counted in this report. Google also includes government requests to review content to determine if it violates Google's product community guidelines and content policies.