Censorship

Google unveils government requests tool

April 21, 2010: 5:35 PM ET

New tool shows which governments pull content and how much from Google's sites.

Google today announced that it was unveiling a tool to increase its transparency when dealing with governments and their takedown requests.

Strangely, China is absent from the results.  Maybe China asked for that to be pulled down too.

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