50% Increase In Content Removal Request To Twitter From India


At 9% of the overall global request, the Indian government was the fifth largest requester of information from Twitter between July-December 2019, the microblogging platform has said in its latest transparency report. India had placed a total of 3,264 information requests, accounting for 3% of the 73,658 global information requests Twitter received between July-December 2019.


The company received a total of 782 legal content removal requests from India during the period under review. Worldwide, Twitter received around 27,538 legal content removal requests and its compliance rate was 34.7%.Twitter said it saw a 50% increase in content removed compared to the last reporting period and a 27% increase in accounts suspended. Twitter said it saw a 47% increase in accounts actioned compared to the last reporting period

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