From The Guardian
Google: US law enforcement tried to get videos removed from YouTube
The technology giant's biannual transparency report reveals a 70% rise in takedown requests from US government or police
Google faced down demands from a US law enforcement agency to take down YouTube videos allegedly showing police brutality earlier this year, figures released for the first time show.
Figures revealed for the first time show that the US demanded private information about more than 11,000 Google users between January and June this year, almost equal to the number of requests made by 25 other developed countries, including the UK and Russia.
Unfortunate. But worth remembering the next time you hear people clucking their tongues about government censorship of the Internet in other countries.