claims in the new report
Twitter has released a new report amid the ongoing confrontation with the Indian government over non-compliance with the new IT rules. According to this report, between July and December last year, Twitter received the most requests for information related to accounts from the government in India. India accounts for 25 per cent of such requests made worldwide. The micro-blogging site gave this information on Wednesday.
Twitter said in its Transparency Report blog that India is also second only to Japan in terms of the number of legal demands for removal of content.
The company issues reports twice a year to report such requests. Twitter said in its new blog that it provided some or all of the information in response to 30 percent of such requests from governments around the world.
The company said that India is the largest source of requests for information from the government and accounts for 25 per cent of the requests received from around the world. It is followed by the US with a share of 22 percent.
Twitter reported that Japan, India, Russia, Turkey and South Korea are among the top five countries, respectively, in terms of the number of legal demands for removal of content. Let us tell you that amidst the ongoing confrontation with the Government of India, Twitter was given strict instructions by the Delhi High Court to follow the new rules. After this Twitter appointed Vinay Prakash as its Grievance Officer in India.