As part of their latest Transparency Report
, Twitter has revealed the national governments which have sent the most requests for users' information in the first half of 2017. By a large margin, the country at the top of the list is the United States. Of the 2,111 account information requests made, Twitter
responded 77 percent of the time with at least some data. A total of 4,594 accounts were specified in the requests.
Interestingly, while Turkey
made 554 requests, on no occasion did Twitter produce information for Erdoğan's government. Indeed, the compliance rate varies significantly between countries. In this top ten list, Italy had the most success with a rate of 78 percent, compared to India with just 21 percent, and of course Turkey with 0 percent.