CNN article A Google spokesman told CNN that the company’s “blocklist is a mechanism for ensuring that people can access blocked content only when they know that the content is prohibited by law.”
Google has been embroiled in a firestorm of controversy over its censorship of its users’ online activities.
Last month, a court ruled in favor of a German man who sued the company for blocking his Facebook profile.
In response, Google removed a post from his profile that featured a picture of a gun.
The post was later restored.
Google’s response to the case has been swift.
It said the post was not prohibited by Google’s policy and was simply removed because it was “inconsistent with the company policy.”
Google also said it was the victim of a copyright claim because the photo was a copyrighted photo, but that it had a policy against removing copyrighted images.