Request Takedown Forms for Search Results and Social Profiles
Takedown and Complaint Form Links
People dealing with defamation often ask what they can do to get defaming, private or offensive content removed from search engines without taking legal action. Before spending thousands of dollars on lawyers you can try to get search engines and social channels to remove content through a request takedown form. By raising the issues about defaming, false or private published information you might be able to get the material removed.
In many instances, these request takedown forms result in content removal while in other cases, these requests are the first step before taking further action.
Because search engines and social media channels don’t make it easy for us to find those request takedown forms, we listed all the relevant links below.
Often, these forms deal quit well with online defamation or abuse. The forms vary in categories but they do cover:
- Offensive content that shows harassment or bullying
- Private or confdientional information such as personal sensitive details, bank and credit card details
- Some providers: libel complaints
- Google: block results in Europe under the “right to be forgotten”.
Request Takedown Form Bing
Bing has a form for raising concerns about offensive material and private information.
Additionally there is a form to make a request to Block Bing Search Results in Europe under the “right to be forgotten”.
You can also choose to submit a court order to Bing.
Request Takedown Form Blogger
When you are dealing with defamation/libel, which you want to report, you should use the form “Report other legal removal issue”.
Request Takedown Form Facebook
Request Takedown Form Google
When personal information like credit card details, signature or sexual images/video’s are published without your consent, you should complete the “Remove information from Google” form.
To request the removal of defaming content you need the form entitled “Report other legal removal issue.”
For a removal request of content indexed on the European Google Search Google provides a form entitled EU Privacy Removal based on European data protection law.
You can also submit a DMCA Takedown Request on Google.
Request Takedown Form Instagram
Request Takedown Form LinkedIn
LinkedIn has a form where you can report inaccurate or false information on someone else’s account.
Also, there is a page that explains how to report fake profiles or impersonation issues.
Request Takedown Form Twitter
There are specific forms for 3 types of issues:
- Private information published on Twitter can be reported through this form.
- Impersonation accounts are to be reported with this form
- Abusive behaviour – in breach of the Twitter Rules – should be reported using this form
Request Takedown Form WordPress
WordPress.com has a form named “Report content to WordPress.com staff”.
Search Result Removal Yahoo
You can also submit a court order on Yahoo for search result removal.
Request Takedown Form YouTube
YouTube has a page called “Safety and Abuse Reporting” – covering among other things harassment and cyberbullying, impersonation, violent threats. Unfortunately, there is no form for reporting defamation.