Summary;Kenya orders google to remove 31 items from the internet
From 2020 Kenya made 14 requests to Google. This included one content they found to be a copyright infringement, one takedown for fraud, two items bordering around hate speech, and seven requests for violations the government found were not listed by Google.
The reasons for the takedowns ranged from national security, fraud, and copyright
According to a report released by Surfshark, Kenya submitted 31 requests to Google for the content.
YouTube received 101,015 tаkedown requests in the lаst decаde, compаred to 60,898 for Google Seаrch. Google Docs, Gmаil, аnd Google Photos also received tаkedown requests.
“We receive content removal requests through a variety of avenues and from all levels of government — court orders, written requests from national and local government agencies, and requests from law enforcement professionals.
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“Sometimes users will forward us government removal requests, such as when someone attaches a court order showing certain content to be illegal.
But the tech giant stated that it always evaluates the legitimacy and completeness of a government request which must be in writing.