Really, Can It Be Any More Obvious?
"The number of takedown orders received by Google from authorities based in the United States rose dramatically over the past year, with demands to remove information, including videos containing “government criticism,” increasing by 70 per cent.
“In the US, Google received 757 takedown requests across its sites and services, up 70 per cent from the second half of last year,” reports technology website V3.co.uk.
“US authorities also called for the removal of 113 videos from YouTube, including several documenting alleged police brutality which Google refused to take down.”
The figures are revealed in Google’s newly released transparency report, which also details how the number of “user data requests” by US authorities increased by 29 per cent compared to the last reporting period.
The reason listed for the removal of a You Tube video in one instance is “government criticism”. The exact identity or content of the video is not divulged.
The report states that the removal requests pertaining to “police brutality” were done on the grounds of “defamation” and are included in that separate category, meaning the takedown order on the grounds of “government criticism” was made by the “executive,” ie the federal government.
The report does not indicate whether or not You Tube complied with the removal request, but it did comply with 63 per cent of the total requests made.
The number of “Items requested to be removed” by US authorities was almost seven-fold the number requested to be removed by Chinese authorities, a country much maligned for its Internet censorship policies."
This current monstrous, lying, murderous crew is the same as all the other lying, dirtbag administrations only with access to more sophisticated techniques and more corrupt, compliant media as they engage in their criminal ways.
Obama on Leno: Talks About Libya, Basketball and Turning 50
"President Barack Obama sat down with "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno on Tuesday, answering questions about everything from Moammar Gadhafi's death and the war in Iraq to his relationship with Hillary Clinton and quitting smoking.
Obama received a standing ovation from the audience when he walked on stage for his fourth appearance on Leno's show, and his second as president.
Before turning to lighter fare, Obama was asked about his reaction to the death of the former Libyan leader.
Noting that Gadhafi had terrorized his country for 40 years while all the time supporting terrorism, Obama said his death "sent a powerful message around the world to dictators that people long to be free."Here are Libyan children freed from parts of their bodies due to US freedom bombs