VIDEO: Twitter sees its largest increase from governments wanting account information

Governmental bodies around the world have an appetite for Twitter account information and are wanting more than ever, with the social network reporting its largest increase in requests for account information in the history of its transparency report.

Twitter said it had experienced a 52 percent increase in requests for account information, and over the six months to the end of June had handled 4,363 requests and produced information in 58 percent of cases.

The company said the number of accounts affected by information requests had jumped by 78 percent, to 12,711. The United States made the highest number of requests, with 2,436 requests impacting 6,324 accounts and an 80 percent success rate.


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