Canadian government increasingly asking for content to be pulled offline

Photo from Mark Blinch/Reuters/Toronto Sun

By Elizabeth Thompson,, 23 November 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has been quietly requesting third party content be removed from the internet and the requests are on the rise.

According to documents tabled in the House of Commons, federal government departments have made at least 44 requests since 2006 to various companies to have content posted by others wiped off the web or removed from Google’s index.

However, the documents also reveal that 86 per cent of the requests were made in the last two years alone. (...)

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Photo from Mark Blinch/Reuters/Toronto Sun.