Accordingly the Indian government has asked twitter to provide information about 474 accounts and requested to remove or withhold content of 504 accounts on violating the law of the land in the first six months of this year. Meanwhile according to Twitter’s latest transparency report, it helped the Indian government in 5% of the information request cases and complied in 6 per cent of cases for account removal requests.
Furthermore in total, 1,268 twitter accounts were specified for information requests and 2,484 accounts for removal requests from India. twitter said the information request “data includes the number of government requests received for account information, as well as the percentage of requests we complied with in whole or in part from India’. Further in case of account removal requests, “the data includes government requests (and other complaints of illegal content from authorized reporters) we’ve received to remove or withhold content on twitter from India”, the micro-blogging platform mentioned in its biannual report.
Moreover information requests from the US government continued to make up the highest percentage of legal requests for account information. Apparently there was a 48 per cent increase in accounts reported for potential violations of its hateful conduct policies and hence during the reporting period, twitter suspended a total of 244,188 accounts for violations related to child sexual exploitation.