Monday, June 18, 2012

I Think I Know Why We're Stuck

I suspect I may have figured out one reason we’re having such trouble breaking the 4500-5000 hits per week glass ceiling.

“In the last half of 2011, U.S. agencies asked Google to remove 6,192 individual pieces of content from its search results, blog posts or archives of online videos, according to the report. That's up 718% compared with the 757 such items that U.S. agencies asked Google to remove in the six months prior.

“Overall, Google received 187 requests from United States law enforcement agencies and courts to remove content from its Web properties from July to December, up 103% from the 92 requests the Mountain View, California, company received in the previous reporting period.

"In one incident cited in the report, a U.S. law enforcement agency asked Google to take down a blog that allegedly defamed a law enforcement official in a personal capacity."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's old news. Google also takes payment from companies to make their products come up high in Google searches, and even make the competitor not show up high in searches.

Maybe the Gov expects them to do it for free and this is Google's way of telling them to pay next time for the censorship.

6:58 PM  

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