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India among top countries govt requesting to remove tweets: Data

India was among the leading nations that submitted formal requests to remove content from Twitter during the first half of last year, between January and June, the social media company said on Tuesday.

“Around the world, Twitter received approximately 53,000 legal requests to remove content from governments during the reporting period [January – June 2022],” Twitter said.

“Twitter’s compliance rate for these requests varied by requester country. The top requesting countries were Japan, South Korea, Turkey and India.”

“The top five requesting countries seeking account information in H1 2022 [first half of 2022] were India, the United States, France, Japan, and Germany,” Twitter said in a blog post.

India submitted the highest number of demands to remove tweets by verified handles of journalists and news outlets between July and December 2021, according to Twitter’s 20th Transparency Report.

India had made a total of 3,992 legal demands to remove content from Twitter, including those posted by journalists and news outlets.


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