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341 Twitter accounts asked to remove by Govt in last 6 months, What are they scared of?



The central government has repeatedly been accused of controlling the freedom of expression. A report has been issued by the government on information sought by governments about social media content.

This report shows that in comparison to the past year, the number of requests from the Central Government for requesting information from any Twitter account and removal of information from the Twitter account has increased.

According to the report in the Indian Express, according to the figures given in the report, the government had reported 15 Twitter accounts in the last six months of 2014, the number of accounts reported in the first six months of the year 2017 increased to 341. Has gone.

In the report, the number of requests received from the government for information about the person running the Twitter account and the removal of information has been reported. This information has surfaced in Twitter's 11th Transparency Report, which it publishes twice a year by the social media company.

This report shows the number of requests sent by all the governments of the whole world. In the last six months of the year 2014, 41 requests were received from the government for the information of the person running the Twitter account, while this number has increased to 261 in the first half of this year.

According to this report, India is ranked sixth in the requests sent by the government to seek information from the person running the Twitter account and remove the information from the account in all the countries of the world.

Compared to July to December, 2016, from January 2017 to June 2017, Indian agencies have sent 55 percent of the information to the person running the account and 6 percent more requests for the removal of the information.

However, Twitter has also made it clear that 90 percent of cases when it gives information, it does not provide details about the information, but only the basic information of the subscriber, including email or mobile number.

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