2013: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Court Orders Requests from government agencies or law enforcement Percentage of requests where some or all content was removed Number of sites specified
France 1 0 0% 1
Germany 1 3 0% 6
India 0 3 0% 3
Italy 0 1 0% 1
Netherlands 1 0 0% 1
Russia 0 8 88% 8
United Kingdom 0 1 0% 1
United States 1 2 0% 3
TOTAL 4 18 32% 24

Recent Examples

Here are a few recent examples of takedown demands that we received:

Russia

  • We received eight orders from the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) for content that was deemed to be in violation of Russian Federal Law 139. We provided a copy of each Roskomnadzor order received to the Chilling Effects database, and you can access them here.

United States

  • We received a request from a State’s Attorney to remove a site due to allegedly defamatory material regarding a county physician. We did not remove the site.
  • We received a request from law enforcement to remove a site that had allegedly posted an appointed official’s personal information. We did not remove the site.