Russia rose to second place globally in Twitter content removal requests

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay, Pixabay license. Microblogging platform Twitter saw record numbers of state requests for content removal in the second half of 2021, according to the company’s latest transparency report. During this period, governments around the world submitted 43,387 demands for content removal from 196,878 Twitter accounts – the highest number since Twitter began publishing transparency reports in 2012. These demands were in addition to 12,370 requests for user or account information made by state bodies. Ninety five percent of the total content removal requests were mad…

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