Twitter Sees Record Number Of Government Demands To Censor Content

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2022
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Twitter received a record number of requests from international governments to censor content between January and June 2021, according to a Tuesday report from the company.

Released semiannually, Twitter’s Transparency Report found that governments made 43,387 legal demands to remove content from 196,878 accounts. This is the largest volume of such requests Twitter has ever received in a six-month period since the inception of the Transparency Report in 2012, according to the website.

Twitter either withheld access to the content or required users to remove it in 54% of cases in which...

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