Google has been issuing its transparency report for quite some time now, making things like the number removal requests from copyright owners and user data requests from governments freely available for anyone to peruse online. But if you’ve wondered just how much Google is asked to censor around the world, you might have tried clicking around the website and given up in a matter of seconds — it’s a real chore.
Thankfully, Sebastian Sadowski has created this wonderful visualization of all of Google’s transparency data. By exploring the data through visual.ly, you can see all the different countries where Google has been asked to censor content, the product where the content was located and the reason for the censor. Unsurprisingly, Google Web Search and YouTube make up the majority of removal requests. The United States also has the most number of removal requests for the period between July 2012 to December 2012.
Check out the visualization right here.
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