Twitter publishes newest authorities information request figures


Twitter’s newest transparency report is out.

The social media large stated it obtained six % fewer requests for person information from governments between June and December 2018 than throughout its earlier reporting interval.

In keeping with the newly launched information, Twitter obtained 6,904 authorities requests for data on 11,112 accounts — the precise variety of requests as its most up-to-date report however with fewer accounts affected. The corporate turned over some information in simply over half of all instances.

The U.S. filed essentially the most requests — a complete of two,092 requests for information on three,860 accounts, representing about one-third of all international requests.

Twitter additionally had 30 requests for information on 108 Periscope video-streaming accounts, disclosing some data in 40 % of instances.

The corporate stated it had obtained permission to reveal two nationwide safety letters (NSLs), that are subpoenas issued by the FBI with no judicial oversight that usually include a gag order. Though the corporate didn’t publish the letters because it has executed beforehand, the 2 affected customers have been knowledgeable.

Twitter additionally stated it suspended 166,513 accounts related to the promotion of terrorism, down 19 % on the earlier reporting interval, and suspended 458,989 accounts for violating its guidelines referring to baby sexual exploitation.

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