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Feds Order You Tube To Remove Video For Containing “Government Criticism”


US Authorities Hit Google With 70% Rise In Takedown Orders

Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The number of takedown orders received by Google from authorities based in the United States rose dramatically over the past year, with demands to remove information, including videos containing “government criticism,” increasing by 70 per cent.

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“In the US, Google received 757 takedown requests across its sites and services, up 70 per cent from the second half of last year,” reports technology website

“US authorities also called for the removal of 113 videos from YouTube, including several documenting alleged police brutality which Google refused to take down.”

The figures are revealed in Google’s newly released transparency report, which also details how the number of “user data requests” by US authorities increased by 29 per cent compared to the last reporting period.

The reason listed for the removal of a You Tube video in one instance is “government criticism”. The exact identity or content of the video is not divulged. The report states that the removal requests pertaining to “police brutality” were done on the grounds of “defamation” and are included in that separate category, meaning the takedown order on the grounds of “government criticism” was made by the “executive,” ie the federal government.


4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ace Karter
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At least there is still SOMEONE out there who will Not Bow down to the Gestapos of Todays America. Hitler would be Proud of what he initiated here in the U.S. HIS Homeland Security Act, His Patriot Act. I don't speak of what I THINK, I tell what I KNOW AS FACT. People NEED to open their eyes and SEE for themselves, BUT, they won't, They are already to Programmed to Governments TOTAL CONTROL tactics. I could talk till I was blue in the face, I would simply be catagorized as another Nut or Fanatic. People are just going to have to live with it until their eyes open. Of course, that will be to late, IF, it isn't already. The SECRET Police, The SECRET Death Squads, the MANDATORY Government ID. "LET ME SEE YOUR PAPERs" I, have been arrested because I Don't have a SS Number- YOUR PRISON NUMBER. Laff if you think it's a joke

Comment by Linda Cheryl
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 If the videos claiming to be facts are not, then tell them to sue like they tell us. It is my opinion that Criticism is part of America, hence freedom of speech!

Way to go GOOGLE!!!!

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Google actually refused to take down some videos at "agents of the government" requests?  I'm shocked.   Since they take down videos routinely and without explanation or appeal, I'm just curious as to the criterion by which they arrive at an answer other than "immediately master."

Comment by David McElroy
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 Freedom isn't free, and free speech can be costly. The fascist police state regards us all as enemies to monitor and subdue. When they destroy our video evidence, it is all nice and "legal". Their evidence, no matter how contrived, is to be accepted without question.  Why are we not permitted to document the actions of public officials in public places or our own homes? As police so often say, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!" So why does the government hide almost everything and forbid us to record or submit evidence?


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