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Google reveals terrorism video removals

  • Google has revealed it removed about 640 videos from YouTube that allegedly promoted terrorism over the second half of 2011 following complaints from the UK's Association of Police Officers.

    According to its latest Transparency Report, which discloses requests made by international authorities to remove or hand over material, the firm said it terminated five accounts linked to the suspect videos.

    Overall, Google received 461 court orders covering a total of 6,989 items between July and December 2011. It complied with 68 percent percent of the orders.