Turkey tops countries demanding content removal – Twitter [updated]

Turkey filed over five times more content removal requests to Twitter than any other country in the second half of 2014, data published by the micro-blogging site showed on Monday.The figures are likely to reinforce fears of a crackdown on Internet freedom in the predominantly Muslim NATO state where President Tayyip Erdogan has said he is determined to stamp out what he sees as illegal online activities.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/02/09/turkey-twitter-idINKBN0LD1PP20150209Also see:Government Requests for Twitter User Data Continue to Grow
The appetite for Twitter user data from governments around the world continues to grow, with the volume of such requests increasing by 40 percent in the second half of 2014. Requests from the United States government alone went up 29 percent, the company said in its latest transparency report.Government requests for Twitter user information have grown steadily since the company first began publishing transparency reports in 2012, and the last six months of 2014 continued that trend. In that period, the company 1,622 total requests from the U.S. government, covering 3,299 accounts. The company provided some information in 80 percent of those cases. That’s nearly double the 833 such requests Twitter received from U.S. authorities in the same period in 2013, and almost 400 more than it received in the first half of 2014.
http://threatpost.com/government-requests-for-twitter-user-data-continue-to-grow/110922Twitter sees surge in government requests for data
Twitter has seen a surge in government requests for user information, according to its latest transparency report.The social media platform has seen a 40% rise in the number of requests from governments around the world since its last report, in July 2014.Hundreds came from the government of Turkey, which has previously attempted to ban Twitter.The most requests came from the US government.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31358194Twitter Reports a Surge in Government Data Requests
Twitter on Monday released its twice-yearly transparency report, showing a surge in government requests for users’ Twitter information.The report, which discloses the frequency with which government agencies from around the world ask Twitter to hand over data on specific users, said total requests rose by 40 percent, to about 2,871, compared with the company’s last report, in July. The latest requests came from more than 50 countries.

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