Twitter: total number of data removal requests as of H1 2019

Between January and June 2019, government agencies, police and courts of a multitude of countries submitted a total of 18,753 content removal requests to the microblogging platform Twitter. The latest Twitter Transparency Report shows that Twitter received approximately 67 percent more global legal demands, impacting 86 percent more accounts compared to the previous reporting period.

Number of data removal requests issued to Twitter from 1st half 2012 to 1st half 2019

Number of data removal requests
H1 '1918,753
H2 '1811,221
H1 '1812,244
H2 '176,651
H1 '176,086
H2 '165,925
H1 '165,195
H2 '154,618
H1 '151,003
H2 '14796
H1 '14433
H2 '13377
H1 '1360
H2 '1242
H1 '126
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

H1 2012 to H1 2019

Special properties

combined number of requests from government agencies, police and courts

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