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Twitter Reports Indian Content Takedown Requests Among the Highest in the World
According to Twitter’s latest transparency report, India requested the highest number of content takedowns from the platform in the first half of 2021. A total of 22.5K content takedown requests were made by India, of which around 90% were from government agencies and law enforcement. India ranks second on the list of countries with the most content takedown requests, topped only by Japan.
Many of these takedown requests were made under the IT Act, which was enacted to regulate content on digital platforms. The act has undergone significant changes in recent years, allowing the government more control over what is posted online. However, Twitter has been criticized for its handling of these requests, with many claiming that it is biased towards right-wing parties.
In addition to takedowns, Twitter’s report also included data on government information requests and account removal requests. India made 10.5K information requests and 2.8K account removal requests during the same period, making it the third-highest in the world.
India’s high number of content takedown requests is seen as a reflection of the country’s increasingly contentious relationship with social media platforms. The Indian government has been pushing for greater regulation of social media, citing the spread of misinformation and fake news as a major issue.
– In the first half of 2021, India made the highest number of content takedown requests on Twitter, totaling to 22.5K requests.
– Around 90% of the requests were made by government agencies and law enforcement.
– India ranks second on the list of countries with the most content takedown requests, topped only by Japan.
– The Indian government has been pushing for greater regulation of social media, citing the spread of misinformation and fake news as a major issue.