A Badge of Honour

My friends, I harbour in my heart a simple dream: a dream that one day, I will somehow manage to piss one of Stephen Harper’s pathetic subhuman lickspittles* off enough that it will somehow magically become the business of Her Majesty’s Government to try to have this blog taken down.

Most Canadian requests for removal of content came from the “executive,” which includes police or the government directly. The remaining 44 per cent of requests come from court orders.Google complied with 58 per cent of Canadian requests for removal during the last reporting period, a number that isn’t unusual historically. But, there were some notable times when Google decided not to remove content.

Between July and December 2011, Google received a request from Passport Canada to remove a YouTube video showing a Canadian citizen “urinating on his passport and flushing it down the toilet.” Google did not remove the video.

In another case, between July and December 2009, Google received a request from a Canadian politician to remove a blog “criticizing his policies.” They did not remove the blog.

Emphasis mine. And may I say, good on Google for telling this politician to go shove it. I only wish that they had been good enough to publish his name.

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*Preferably the moustachio’d, babysitter-fucking, fundamentalist degenerate whom the Angels call Vic Toews.

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About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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