To most media outlets and zealous liberals, this symbolises repression. But, details may suggest a more complex reality. For one, many a request is through court orders protecting families and individuals from abuse. A court order in India requiring the removal of links to 360 adult video sites on grounds of invasion of privacy is perfectly justifiable (this too is classified as defamation), while in the US, a court ordered removal of 1,500 items off Google Groups to prevent defamation of a mans family (more akin to protecting ones liberty than censorship). Otherwise, while the requests have seen a rise, Googles compliance rate has fallen too. From near 100% in 2009, Google now complies with fewer than 75% of court orders. In doing so, it has rejected calls by law enforcement agencies to ban polemic videos on YouTube (as in Turkey) or those criticising local governments (as in the US). So those deriding this rise in government surveillance may need to keep in mind the fact that not all surveillance is of the Big Brother variety.