Estimates show that 422 account information was requested by the government of India between the periods ranging from July 1st to December 31st the previous year. However, the social media giant complied only with 18% of the total information requests that were made by the government.
The reports further stated that Twitter also had received 667 removal requests. Although the social media blogging site complied with only to 2% of the removal requests. The figures are pertinent to note in such a way that Twitter complied with 73% of the information requests that were made by the government of the United States of America. Furthermore, most account information requests were also made by the U.S.A. India ranked fourth in the number of information requests after the likes U.S, UK, and Japan.
Twitter further added that the largest chunk of information requests came from U.S.A comprising of 30% of the information requests received globally. Whereas the UK accounted for 13%, India, and Germany both accounted for 6% each and France accounted for 5% of the global information requests. There could be a number of reasons as to why the social media giant doesn’t comply with all the information as well as removal requests made by the various governments across the globe. Twitter further stated that the figures given away by it in the updated transparency report may not be accurate, as it might have received other requests while reporting which are not accounted for in the report.
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