Web giant says that in the past six months it received more than 1,000 requests from government officials for the removal of content. It complied with more than half of them. [...]
Google said it had received 461 court orders for the removal of 6,989 items, consenting to 68 percent of those orders. It also received 546 informal requests, complying with 46 percent of those requests. The study doesn't reflect censorship activity from countries such as China and Iran, which block content without notifying Google.