Read the fine print: “Of the 1,007,741,143 takedown requests received, 908,237,861 were removed from search results.” So Google did not remove 99,503,282 infringing links.
I wonder how much traffic Google derives from a billion takedowns? Or the 99,503,282 they don’t take down? This is how Google messages their pathetic record on piracy…”but we took down 90%!” Don’t be deceived by Google duplicity.
As the biggest provider of search results on the Internet, Google receives a constant barrage of requests to remove content from its results. Some of those requests come from governments, but the majority are submitted by copyright owners very keen to stop their work from being pirated.