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India Twitter Transparency Report

August 04, 2022

Twitter, a microblogging site, reports that between July and December 2021, legal requests to remove content posted by journalists and news organisations on the site came from India more frequently than any other country. It sent 114 of these requests. The Twitter Transparency Report included these information.

Important findings of the report include;

India is only behind United States in asking for Twitter account information.
India accounts for 19% of total information requests worldwide.
India is among top five countries to give content-blocking orders to Twitter, for all kinds of users, in July-December 2021.
After India, other countries accounting for high legal demands include- Turkey, Russia, and Pakistan.
Turkey made 78 such demands, Russia made 55, and Pakistan made 48 demands.
Government information requests comprises of emergency as well as routine legal demands for account information.

Between January and June 2021 in India, 17 tweets from reputable journalists and news organisations were hidden without explanation.
Non-emergency requests are another name for routine requests. These are legitimate requests that have been made of you by the government or law enforcement. Search warrants, subpoenas, and court orders are examples of such demands. Twitter is compelled to provide account information in response to such requests. In response to a legitimate emergency request, Twitter may reveal account information if the law enforcement agency can demonstrate with sufficient evidence that there is a risk of death or significant physical harm to the person.