|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.|
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 cybersecurity team requested the removal of site using “untrue information in order to defame” a politician.
- A police department in the Netherlands requested the removal of a site theoretically selling fake/non-existent PPE. We removed the site for violating our Terms of Service.
- A consumer regulation department requested the takedown of a site that was potentially a student loan scam. However, the domain was not registered to WordPress.com.