Pinterest Government, Law Enforcement Requests Pale Versus Facebook

Government entities and law-enforcement agencies apparently don’t view Pinterest as a social network frequented by terrorists or other unsavory types.

Government entities and law-enforcement agencies apparently don’t view Pinterest as a social network frequented by terrorists or other unsavory types.

Pinterest released its Transparency Report for the first half of 2016, and the numbers pale in comparison with those found in Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report.

According to Pinterest’s Transparency Report, the social network fielded 24 total U.S. government requests in the first half of 2016—13 subpoenas, two court orders and nine warrants—notifying four account holders of this activity.

By way of comparison, Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report for the second half of 2015 cited 19,235 U.S. government requests for information from 30,041 user accounts.

Pinterest did not receive a single request from a government outside of the U.S. in the first half of 2016, and it listed national security requests during the time period as “0-249.”

Finally, Pinterest received two government content-removal requests during the period, both from the U.S., and both denied. In contrast, Facebook received 55,827 requests from governments to restrict content that violated local laws in the second half of 2015.

Readers: Did you know Pinterest was so wholesome?

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