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Google flooded with 'right to be forgotten', 1 million URLs so far

Google has deleted 1.2 million links over 350,000 requests due to EU's 'the right to be forgotten' ruling, mostly regarding Facebook
By: Chris Smith | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Nov 27, 2015 10:39 am

As the EU ruled that 'the right to be forgotten' shall be enforced for its citizens back in May this year, Google has already censored more than one million links in total, now that citizens are allowed to ask this tech giant to delete specific results about them.




While Google is allowed to internally asses if the links should be deleted before doing so, it seems that they are been completely flooded with requests, receiving approximately 350,000 requests since May and to-date taking down over 1.2 million links in total.


The take downs have been spread across things such as requests for individual image removal to more serious matters like "convicted criminals wanting links to stories and blog posts about their deeds to be taken out of Google's index," according to an article by itnews. With 58 percent of current requests being approved, most of the link removal requests have been regarding Facebook.


If these requests weren't enough, Google reported that it received more than 67 million copyright take down requests in October 2015 alone.


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