Two different styles of reporting on news; BBC (traditional) vs. GigaOm (Web2.0)

There are a bunch of news on Google's reporting of on governments that request Google to remove content from their website.

Google reports 'alarming' rise in government censorship requests

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a "transparency report" released by Google. "It's alarming not only because free expression ...

Google Transparency Report reveals take-down requests from governments - ‎5 hours ago‎
The fifth update to Google's Transparency Report reveals an increase in informal requests from governments to remove political speech from their services. Google's Transparency Report first saw the light of day about two years ago.

Google Transparency Report: U.S. Content Removal Requests Increased 103%

TechCrunch - ‎1 hour ago‎
To put this into perspective: in the first half of 2011, Google was only asked to remove 757 items in the US and only received 92 removal requests. Google complied with 42% of these requests. According to its reportGoogle received 6321 user data ...

Google Transparency Report reveals 'alarming' rise in government censorship ...

GlobalPost - ‎5 hours ago‎
Google has seen an increase in requests from governments to take down internet content they don't like, according to its latest Transparency ReportGoogle has reported a rise in the number of requests it received from governments to censor its search ...

One of the interesting things I find is how a traditional news organization will report vs. a Web2.0.  

The BBC has their article here.

Google reveals 'terrorism video' removals

This article doesn't say who the author is or provide any links to the original content.  Trust us we are the BBC.  We know the facts.

GigaOm has a post its post here.

Google says US government takedown requests have doubled in last six months

New data released by Google shows that US government requests to remove search results, YouTube videos and other content has increased by 103 percent in the last half year. The company also released takedown information from around the world that show countries targeting everything from social network profiles to a citizen peeing on a passport.



This post has the name of the author, multiple links, stats on sharing through Twitter, Facebook, etc.

The original Google post is here.

More transparency into government requests

June 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM
About two years ago, we launched our interactive Transparency Report. We startedby disclosing data about government requests. Since then, we’ve been steadilyadding new features, like graphs showing traffic patterns and disruptions to Google services from different countries. And just a couple weeks ago, we launched a new section showing the requests we get from copyright holders to remove search results.

The traditional way is trust us our brand, our publication.  The Web2.0 is show us where you get your information from and who you are.

Which do you trust more to read?  BBC or GigaOm.  How about your kids or nephews/nieces?

(Disclosure: I work for GigaOm Pro as an analyst.)