2019: Jan 1 – Jun 30
|Country||Court Orders||Requests from government agencies or law enforcement||Number of sites specified||Percentage of requests where content was removed due to a violation of our policies||Percentage of requests where content was removed solely in response to the demand|
|*While 81 sites were affected, there was a total of 203 URLs included in their requests.|
For demands that come from Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey, we geoblock the specific content or site(s) at issue, so that WordPress.com remains otherwise accessible in the country. You can read a bit more about our approach to those kinds of takedown demands here.
Here are a few recent examples of takedown demands that we received:
The United Kingdom
A police department filed an emergency takedown request for posting “false accusations” about a group of individuals.
- The Cyber Police Station sent a takedown request addressed to the CTO of a separate company.
- The Web Analysis Team of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) requested, in one notice, the removal of more than 100 sites that were deemed “blasphemous.”