Google is always analyzing censorship requests made by governments around the world, so the company periodically releases a survey with details on what was asked. A designer gathered the data from these surveys and put together an interactive infographic through which it is possible to have an idea of how this situation has grown over the years.
Sebastian Sadowski posted information from July 2010 to December 2012, when governments made 7,047 requests for content removal – 2,285 occurred only between July and December last year.
In Brazil, there were 1,569 orders from 2010 to 2012, and from the middle to the end of 2012 there were 697 – the most expressive number in the world.
Today, the platform that gives the most headaches here – as in most countries – is YouTube, but until the end of last year Orkut was O target. The main reason for complaints since the beginning has been defamation.
On a global scale, the central problem is also defamation, but there is a special focus on security and privacy.
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Google Brazil Censorship