Number of data removal requests issued to Twitter from 1st half 2012 to 1st half 2017

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Number of data removal requests
H1 '126
H2 '1242
H1 '1360
H2 '13377
H1 '14433
H2 '14796
H1 '151,003
H2 '154,618
H1 '165,195
H2 '165,925
H1 '176,086

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This statistic shows the overall number of data removal requests to Twitter from the first half of 2012 to the first half of 2017. Between January and June 2017, government agencies, police and courts of a multitude of countries submitted a total of 6,086 content removal requests to the microblogging platform Twitter. The amount of removal requests increased from 5,925 requests in the in the previously measured period.
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September 2017
Survey time period
H1 2012 to H1 2016
Supplementary notes
Combined number of requests from government agencies, police and courts.

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