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In Jan-Jun 2020, Twitter got a record number of information requests from governments globally

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Between January and June 2020, Twitter received 12,700 information requests from governments and law enforcement agencies around the world, reflecting a significant increase of 44% compared to the previous six months from July-December 2019, according to Twitter's transparency reports released on January 11. This is a record number of government information requests that the social media company has received, in addition to 25,600 accounts specified in the requests.  The company complied with 36.7% of the global requests. The number of accounts specified increased by 26% and compliance rate fell by 26%, it said. The United States has been the top requesting country since the first Twitter Transparency Report, where it accounted for 80% of all global requests in 2012. While it still sends in the highest number of requests, it accounts for only 27% of all requests and 39% of global accounts specified. India sent the second highest number of requests, making up 21% of all requests and 25% of global accounts specified. Requests from France doubled (up by 99%) and accounts specified increased by 65%.  Government information requests: 12,657 requests, 44% higher from Jul-Dec 2019 Routine requests: 10,425 requests, up by 50% Emergency requests: 2,232 requests, up by 20% Compliance rate: 37%, down by 9% Accounts specified: 25,560 accounts, up by 26% Emergency requests involve a danger of death or serious physical harm to a person that Twitter may have the information to prevent. Examples include a report of suicide, terrorist attack or a bomb threat.  Between January to June…

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