Brazil leads the world in Google censor requests

Follow the link to a great visual that shows what countries asked Google to remove material and why.

As noted in the headline, Brazil is #1. The USA is #2.

The main reason for the requests seems to be for defamation. In Brazil, the second reason is related to the electoral law.

You can click on country names in this excellent graphic to get details about the requests.

What does the world ask Google to censor?

You may note that China is not on that list. Betcha the Great Chinese Firewall takes care of any “problems” before they can be posted online.

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