India made the most content censorship requests: Facebook transparency report

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India has registered most content censorship requests on Facebook, according to the social network’s second transparency report on government requests between July and December 2013. The findings of the reports highlight that while US reported most requests for user accounts, India stood second on the list in terms of requests made to get access to user accounts.

The report suggests that the Indian government made a total of 3,598 requests for user data, and 4,711 requests for user accounts references. Out of the total, Facebook produced data for 53.66 percent of requests. The noticeable part of the finding however is that India registered 4,765 requests for content restriction, which were reported primarily by law enforcement officials as well as India’s Computer Emergency Response Team under the local laws for religion or state.

In terms of other countries’ data, like earlier this time as well the US made maximum 12,598 user data requests and asked for more than 18,715 user accounts information. UK stood third, with a total of 1,906 requests for user data and 2,277 requests for user accounts references. Out of all, Facebook gave out data for 81.02 percent of requests made by the US, and 71.30 percent of the requests by UK.

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