Google Removed 786 Pirate Sites from Search Results. Google and some other Russian search engines have totally removed 786 pirate sites from their search results. All the search engines took this action after Moscow court ordered them to permanently wipe these sites.
Google Removed 786 Pirate Sites from Search Results
Previously President Vladimir Putin had signed a news law which ordered telecom operators to maintain a list of banned domain while identifying sites, services and software that gives access to such sites.
Rozcomnadzor will contact the operators of such services with a request for them to block banned resources. If the operator will not block it, they will be blocked.
Search engines are also instructed to remove blocked resourced from search engines. The reason behind all this is to discourage people from accessing them.
Some service providers have protested against this rule. They believe that by removing entire domains from search result is a controversial practice. The service providers have said that they are online contributors. Its not their job to act as censors.
Telecom Watchdogs revealed that:
“To date, search engines have stopped access to 786 pirate sites listed in the register of Internet resources which contain content distributed in violation of intellectual property rights,”
It clearly shows that Russia has the most aggressive site blocking regimes globally.