Surge in government requests for user data: Twitter Report

  • There has been a significant increase in the number of government requests to Twitter for user information, the firm’s transparency report says.

    Twitter has seen a 40% rise in such requests since July 2014, with the maximum requests coming from the US government.

    Turkish government also sent hundreds of requests for user data to the social media firm.

    A Twitter manager said in a blogpost that releasing transparency reports was “simply the right thing to do” in an era of heightened concerns over government surveillance.

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