- In July-December, 2020, the government asked for information about many accounts from Twitter
- India ranks first in the world in seeking information, America on the second
- India ranks second after Japan in demand to remove content from Twitter
Amid the standoff between the Center and Twitter over new IT rules, Twitter has issued a report requesting account-related information. According to the report, between July and December last year, Twitter received the highest number of requests for account information 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 report is released twice a year
The company releases reports twice a year to report such requests. Twitter said on 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.
Japan at the forefront of content removal demand
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 to remove content. It is pertinent to mention here that Twitter has been a target of the government in India for not complying with the new information technology rules.