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Twitter Sees 52% Spike In Government And Copyright Info Requests

Like any other major Internet company, Twitter constantly receives various information requests from governments and copyright notices, and it's been publishing that data twice a year since 2012.

Along with its latest report on Tuesday, the company added two new categories: trademark notices and email privacy practices, though data for these is only available for the latest reporting period. It's also redesigned the report's website to make it more mobile-friendly and easier to navigate.

Overall, the most notable data point is the 52% increase in account information requests since Twitter's last report six months ago, for a total of 4363 requests. The company says that this is the biggest bump in requests it's seen since it started publishing the data. This spike affected 78% more accounts, Twitter said. The U.S. remains the top source of these requests with2,436 made in the time period. Turkey, a country which has banned Twitter on multiple occasions, made 2% fewer requests since the last report.

In total, removal requests went up by 26% and copyright notices by 11%.

The company is also continuing to update Chilling Effects, a database of government-issued content takedown requests it receives.

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