Facebook: Government Content Restriction Requests Double in First Half of 2015

Government requests to Facebook to restrict content that violated local laws more than doubled in the first half of 2015 compared with the second half of 2014.


Government requests to Facebook to restrict content that violated local laws more than doubled in the first half of 2015 compared with the second half of 2014.

The social network’s Global Government Requests Report for January through June 2015 revealed that there were requests to restrict 20,568 pieces of content in the first half of 2015, compared with 9,707 from July through December 2014.

Facebook also reported 41,214 government requests for account data in the first half of 2015, up 18 percent from 35,051 in the second half of 2014.

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