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Twitter Received Highest Number Of Requests For Account Information From Government Of India Between July And December 2020

PTI, New Delhi

Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:15 AM IST

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Between July and December last year, Twitter received the highest number of requests for account information from the government in India. India accounts for 25 per cent of such requests made worldwide. The micro-blogging site gave this information on Wednesday.

Twitter said in its Transparency Report blog that India is also second only to Japan in terms of the number of legal demands for removal of content. The company releases reports twice a year to report such requests.

Twitter said on its new blog that it provided some or all of the information in response to 30 percent of such requests from governments around the world. The company said that India is the largest source of requests for information from the government and accounts for 25 per cent of the requests received from around the world. It is followed by the US with a share of 22 percent.

Twitter reported that the top five countries in terms of the number of legal demands for content removal are Japan, India, Russia, Turkey and South Korea, respectively. It is pertinent to mention here that Twitter has been a target of the government in India for non-compliance with the new information technology regulations.

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Between July and December last year, Twitter received the highest number of requests for account information from the government in India. India accounts for 25 per cent of such requests made worldwide. The micro-blogging site gave this information on Wednesday.

Twitter said in its Transparency Report blog that India is also second only to Japan in terms of the number of legal demands for removal of content. The company releases reports twice a year to report such requests.

Twitter said on its new blog that it provided some or all of the information in response to 30 percent of such requests from governments around the world. The company said that India is the largest source of requests for information from the government and accounts for 25 per cent of the requests received from around the world. It is followed by the US with a share of 22 percent.

Twitter reported that the top five countries in terms of the number of legal demands for content removal are Japan, India, Russia, Turkey and South Korea, respectively. It is pertinent to mention here that Twitter has been a target of the government in India for non-compliance with the new information technology regulations.

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