Twitter publishes its 10th Transparency Report

Mar

22

2017

The micro-blogging platform on Tuesday published its 10th Transparency Report , in which the platform’s work has been constantly focused on countering the phenomenon of extremism and terrorism, which is heavily spread over social media and what it does to combat the threat posed by these phenomena.

Today’s Transparency Report covers the second half of 2016. The report includes information on legal requests received by the company, including requests for content removal, copyright infringement, and information requests about its accounts. The company also disclosed the percentage of applications it complied with.

Turkey and France topped the list of countries that issued the most legal content removal requests, which are the requests of governments, organizations and lawyers representing individuals to remove illegal content in certain places. In the case of Turkey, Twitter pointed out that it had blocked Twitter posts containing bloody images after terrorist attacks Destroyer.

“We received 3076 requests, of which 1,368 requests were made to remove the content based on Article 8 / A of Law 5651. Many of these requests were related to terrorist attacks, a failed coup attempt and the leak of country-specific information. We complied with 414 of these requests through a property Block Content “section.

Regarding France, the platform noted that “the content was blocked in response to 301 applications based on various legal articles relating to the Freedom of the Press Act as a legal basis for removal, including article 24 on incitement to discrimination and article 24 bis on the glorification of crimes against humanity.”

The latest Twitter report contains a new section, Government TOS reports , which shows the number of requests received by government agencies to remove content that violates the terms of service related to the promotion of terrorism. The section does not provide any demographic information, but it shows that the channel’s support channels received 716 reports from 5919 85 percent of which were stopped.

The number of accounts removed by government requests was less than 2 percent of the total number of 37,690 accounts relating to terrorism. The platform was able to find these accounts on its own and Twitter was eliminated during the year Last up to 125 thousand account encourages terrorist acts.

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