2021: Jan 1 – Jun 31
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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 Government of South Australia requested that we remove content highlighting alleged mismanagement by departmental employees, describing it as “highly offensive and defamatory.”
- The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR) demanded the removal of song lyrics from a site.
- A police department in India requested the removal of a site that is critical of a university and it’s faculty stating the site “published objectionable / defamatory remarks against [the university] causing harm and damage to the victim / complainant organization”