The U.S. is nosy: Twitter releases first transparency report

Twitter has released its first biannual transparency report detailing which governments asked for the most info over the past six months.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World |  On-demand Software, privacy, Twitter

This chart shows the number of removal requests by court order and by government agencies, the percentage of instances in which some or all content was removed (0% in every case, during the past six months), and the number of accounts specified. Twitter apparently only received six removal requests in the past six months, which is good news--it means governments are not outright censoring social media (though they may, of course, be secretly censoring it).

The Report also shows the number of copyright takedown notices Twitter received in the past six months:

According to Twitter, the company receives a large number of "misfiled, non-copyright complaints" through its web form, and so does not comply with every request.

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