wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Not a single tweet withheld in India between July-Dec 2014: Twitter Transparency Report

Between July 1 and December 31, 2014 Twitter didn’t withhold any tweets from India, the company revealed in its latest Transparency Report. In this period the microblogging site received one court ordered removal request and 14 removal requests from the police and various other government agencies and it complied with 7% of these requests.

It’s worth noting that in first half of 2014, the agency had received only 5 removal requests from the police and various other government agencies and no court orders for the same. Similarly not a single tweet was withheld in that time period.

User information requests: Twitter received 41 government requests for account information from India that specified 1938 accounts between July-December 2014, of which Twitter complied with 22% of the requests. This is a drastic increase from the 16 government requests that specified 44 user accounts the previous half of the year, of which the company had complied with 13% of the requests.

Overall Twitter received 2871 information requests for 7144 accounts and the company provided some information in 52% of the cases. The maximum requests originated from the United State (1,622), followed by Turkey (356) and Japan (288).


Removal requests: A total of 376 court ordered removal requests were received by Twitter and 420 from various government agencies, police etc. Of this Twitter withheld 13% of the content, a total of 1982 tweets. The maximum court ordered removal requests and removal request from other agencies originated from Turkey (328), followed by Brazil (27) and United States (6).

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Rising India stats:

In comparison to the first half of 2014, Twitter received a greater number of under information requests and content removal requests in the second half. It is interesting to know this report comes after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections last year. Note that Twitter mentions it informs users in case of take down or request, unless prohibited by law.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.


When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.


The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.


In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...


By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...

You May Also Like


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ