2017-10-06

Turkey, Russia, France, Germany: Top Countries In Twitter Censorship

In the first six months of 2017, 90 percent of all removal requests to Twitter came from just four countries: Turkey, Russia, France and Germany:
Infographic: Turkish Authorities Top For Twitter Censorship  | Statista Source: Statista.com

The latest Transparency Report from Twitter ( $TWTR), also revealed which national governments have sent the most requests for users' information in the first half of 2017(see chart below). By a large margin, the United States is at the top of the list. Of the 2,111 account information requests made, Twitter responded 77 percent of the time with at least some data. A total of 4,594 accounts were specified in the requests. And while Turkey made 554 requests, on no occasion did Twitter produce information for Erdoğan's government. Twitter's compliance rate varies significantly between countries. In the top ten list above, Italy had the most success with a rate of 78 percent, compared to India with just 21 percent, and Turkey with 0 percent.
Infographic: The Governments Making the Most Twitter Information Requests | Statista Source: Statista.com

For more see the interactive Twitter map | twitter.com:
transparency.twitter.com map
On the other hand, Twitter has gone from bastion of free speech to global censor | BusinessInsider.com--#TwitterCensorship:


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