2019: Jul 1 – Dec 31
|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
|Republic of Ireland||0||1||2||0%||0%|
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:
A government office in Malaysia demanded we takedown a site for defaming an ATM machine service provider after a negative review was published.
- A police station in Sweden helped us to discover an illegal narcotics-sale site, which was immediately suspended.
- The Web Analysis Team of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) requested, in one notice, the removal of more than 65 sites that were deemed “blasphemous.”