Twitter reveals 40% increase in content removal by governments

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Twitter revealed in its latest transparency report, a 40 percent increase in requests by governments for user information. The USA, Turkey, Russia, and Germany have seen an increase in content removal requests.

“We’ve received ~40% more requests for account information affecting 128% more account holders during the second half of 2014 than in the previous reporting period,”  Twitter’s report says.

The report by American based social media covers the second half of 2014 and shows that 2871 requests were received from governments to reveal data about 7144 of its users with 52% of the user information requested was surrendered by the company.

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