Twitter Transparent on Government Requests
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Hooray for transparency. Following in Google’s footsteps, Twitter
has begun revealing which governments are asking for your Twitter information – as well as what the social networking site is doing about it. Twitter is doing it all in the name of holding government accountable, which I think is a very noble endeavor. The information posted on the official Twitter blog
contains all of the information and removal requests the company received between January 1st and June 30th, 2012 and those numbers will be updated semi-annually.
The United States is at the top of the list with 679 requests that specified 948 accounts and Twitter provided information on 75% of the requests. Next up is Japan with 98 requests, which means the US leads by a staggering 581 requests. This certainly isn’t great news for those of us in the good ol’ U.S. of A., but if you keep your tweet content related to your diet and your favorite reality TV shows, you should be alright.
via The Verge