Turkey Dominates Global Twitter Censorship
In the first half of 2015, there were 1,003 requests from courts and government agencies to remove content from Twitter. Out of this, 72 percent came from the Turkish authorities. Twitter removal requests leads to tweets no longer being displayed in individual countries rather than being deleted altogether. In the United States, there only 25 requests in the first six months of the year. The number of content removal requests is soaring. In the second half of 2014, 13 percent of these requests were successful; between January and June, it was higher - 42 percent of requests were granted.
- Twitter: total number of data removal requests as of H1 2016Twitter: total number of data removal requests as of H1 2016
- Twitter: data removal requests from countries and institutions H1 2016Twitter: data removal requests from countries and institutions H1 2016
- Monthly copyright takedown notices submitted to Twitter 2013-2016Monthly copyright takedown notices submitted to Twitter 2013-2016
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- Most popular Facebook fan pages 2016Most popular Facebook fan pages 2016
- Global social networks ranked by number of users 2016Global social networks ranked by number of users 2016
- Media usage in an online minute 2016Media usage in an online minute 2016
- Top social media sites in the Nordics 2016Top social media sites in the Nordics 2016
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