The Latest Insights from International Online Marketing
19 August 2015.
witter has received a record-breaking number of information requests from governments.
The social network has released its latest transparency report detailing the number of account information requests it has received from governments over the last 6 months.
Worldwide, it received a record-breaking 4,363 requests for user information, up from 2,871 in the previous 6 months.
The US made more requests than any other country, asking for user information on almost 2,500 accounts, with 80% of these requests being complied with.
The UK, France, Spain, Turkey, India and Japan also made a high number of requests, with each country making over 100 requests each.
While Twitter complied with a fair amount of information requests for many countries, there are some notable exceptions.
Twitter refused to hand over any user information to Russia or Turkey, despite the two governments making almost 500 user information requests between them.