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    David
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    there is a lot of talk about fraudulent DMCA complaints on Google, a few years ago it was big news when Google sued some DMCA fraudsters who removed thousands of pages with fake DMCA.

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/fraudsters-abuse-googles-copyright-takedowns-to-target-117000-urls

    https://medium.com/occrp-unreported/fighting-the-fakers-a-guide-to-dealing-with-bogus-copyright-complaints-on-google-fbcbf24d40a6

    https://mashable.com/article/google-fake-dmca-takedown-requests

    but the other categories of takedown complaints can be even worse because the GSC will not notify you in those case, like “revenge porn”

    #25254 Reply
    John
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    Which removal form are you talking about?

    #25255 Reply
    Grace
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    Which removal form are you talking about?

    there are several now, it’s pretty confusing. some of the links are broken too, seems like Google is always changing them. but I mostly mean this one:

    https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905?hl=en

    #25257 Reply
    Helen
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    Select the Google product where the content you are reporting appears

    after you choose Google Search it will ask

    Select the reason you wish to report content
    Policy (Non-legal) Reasons to Report Content
    Relating to Google content and product policies, such as spam or phishing
    Legal Reasons to Report Content
    Relating to country/region-specific laws, such as privacy or intellectual property laws

    this is where all the fraud begins. 99% of these requests have no legal basis, neither locally or in the USA either, so they choose “policy violation” and for weeks or months on end just keep cycling through the various takedown categories, which temporarily pushes your content down in the rankings, esp. for newer sites or low DA domains

    #25258 Reply
    Diane
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    all the prosecutors are too busy trying to persecute their political enemies lol

    no time to go after online fraudsters…

    #25259 Reply
    Joan
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    3 options

    Select the reason you wish to report content
    Malware: Report software or mobile applications specifically designed to harm a computer, a mobile device, the software it’s running, or its users
    Phishing: Report content that is designed to look like a trustworthy entity or site in order to acquire sensitive information
    Spam: Report content that is sent in bulk and is unsolicited, inappropriate, or irrelevant

    6 more options

    Select the reason you wish to report content
    Doxxing: Report content in which your contact information is present and there is the presence of explicit or implicit threats, or explicit or implicit calls to action for others to harm or harass
    Personal identifiable information: Report content that contains personal identifiable information (for example, credit card or bank account numbers, confidential login credentials, etc.)
    Images of minors: Report images of anyone below the age of 18
    Non-consensual explicit imagery: Report intimate or explicit images and videos that were created or shared without your consent
    Involuntary fake pornography: Report content that is fake or falsely depicts an individual as nude or in a sexually explicit situation
    Irrelevant pornography: Report pornographic content that appears in search results for an individual’s name even though they have no connection with pornography

    2 more options

    Select the reason you wish to report content
    Child sexual abuse material: Report images or videos involving a child under 18 engaging in sexually explicit behavior
    Exploitative removal practices: Remove content about you on sites with exploitative removal practices from Google

    Google just gives criminals and grifters all kinds of easy options to target journalists and bloggers and social media users who are exposing online scams!

    #25260 Reply
    Kimberly
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    tl;dr Google is now judge and jury of the planet

    #25261 Reply
    Pamela
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    Yup it’s a massive problem for free speech, and exposing scammers online or just your good old fashioned journalism —

    btw criminals are now also abusing GDPR and Google’s new “personal info removal” to try and censor their criminal history from serps, often worse than above tactics

    #25262 Reply
    Randy
    Guest

    This is exactly what Thai Visa Centre is doing against SlickStack.io fyi:

    WARNING: Thai Visa Centre is an illegal bribery ring

    ^^Trying to delete posts like this from SERPs.

    #25268 Reply
    Bryan
    Guest

    lol Thai Visa Centre made it into many threads…

    #25269 Reply
    Helen
    Guest

    btw criminals are now also abusing GDPR and Google’s new “personal info removal” to try and censor their criminal history from serps, often worse than above tactics

    These

    https://reportcontent.google.com/forms/rtbf

    https://support.google.com/websearch/contact/content_removal_form?hl=en

    #25270 Reply
    Christina
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    Barbara
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    Anna
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    There’s a s**t load of pajeets on Upwork offering these illegal takedown services btw and Upwork does not seem to care about it

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    Justin
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