Twitter Reveals Government Requests Related to User Accounts

By Bizclik Editor

 

Twitter revealed today its Twitter Transparency Report in an effort to be more forthcoming with its users as well as “hold governments accountable.” Hoping to shed more light on government requests related to Twitter accounts, the Twitter Transparency Report shows which governments request information and whether Twitter takes actions on those requests.

The report shares information dating back to January 1st, 2012 and Canadian Twitter accounts affected in this report were minimal. The report is below:

 

As you can see the Canadian government has requested information for 11 Twitter users. Twitter, in response only provided information for 18 per cent of those accounts. The Twitter Transparency Report doesn’t stop there, though. It also revealed removal requests, in which you can see Canada did not participate in, and Copyright Takedown Notices. See more of the report below:

Government removal requests:

Copyright Takedown Notices:

Twitter embarked upon this project following in the footsteps of Google who offers their Transparency Report to the Internet audience annually. 

Share

Featured Articles

JPMorgan Chase: Committed to supporting the next generation

JPMorgan has unveiled a host of new and expanded philanthropic activities totalling US$3.5 million to support the development of apprenticeship programmes

How efficient digital ecosystems became business critical

During this unprecedented era of rapid digital transformation, establishing a well-functioning ecosystem stands to benefit both employees and customers

Mastercard: Supporting clients at a time of rapid evolution

Mastercard has announced a significant expansion of its consulting business with the launch of new practices dedicated to both AI and economics

Why Ceridian has boldly rebranded to Dayforce

Human Capital

McKinsey’s eight lessons in leadership for aspiring CEOs

Leadership & Strategy

KPMG: The biggest challenges facing global CEOs in 2023

Leadership & Strategy