Russia responsible for more than half of all Google takedown requests

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Defamation was a common reason until the mid-2010s, when national security, regulation and copyright overtook it
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Defamation was a common reason until the mid-2010s, when national security, regulation and copyright overtook it

Russia, which has long desired to clean up its image online, submitted twice as many requests to remove content as the other top ten countries put together

Russia has placed nearly ten times as many takedown requests with Google than any other country in the world, according to analysis by Dutch VPN provider Surfshark. Google receives thousands of ...

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