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'Hidden from Google' website shows you the links Google has hidden from internet searches

A Google search removal request displayed on the screen of a smart phone. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A website that lists the links Google has removed from European search results following the 'right to be forgotten' ruling has been launched.

Hidden from Google has curated a list of links the search engine arm of the tech giant has removed from searches in Europe, as well as listing the specific search terms the individual asked to be taken down.

Google's decision follows a ruling in the European Court that people are entitled to get web references to them erased where they are unfair, outdated and objectionable.

Critics have called the court ruling an attack on free speech

The Hidden from Google website uses a "community of users, journalists, and advocates" to verify the links are ones that the tech giant has received a request for removal for.

"This list is a way of archiving the actions of censorship on the Internet. It is up to the reader to decide whether our liberties are being upheld or violated by the recent rulings by the EU." says a section on the Hidden from Google website.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Google say they have received more than 12,000 requests to remove material on May 28, the first day of operation, which has now fallen to around 1,000 per day.

Each request tends to ask for an average of 3.8 URLs to be taken down, equating to over a quarter of a million individual links.