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The US government has upped its demands to Twitter for user data by 92%


By John McCarthy | Media editor

August 12, 2015 | 2 min read

The United States upped its demands for Twitter user account information in 2015, with account requests issued to the company up 92 per cent from in the second half of 2014.

The California-based company between June and December 2014 received 3,299 in demands from the government for account information from the US - in the following six months this rose to 6,324 accounts.

Globally, the US issued 56 per cent of all requests issued, with Japan coming second maintaining the same 10 per cent share it closed 2014 with. Next was Turkey and then the UK.

A full 58 per cent of all data information requests issued by governments across the globe saw information produced by the company. The US on the other hand had 80 per cent of its requests accepted by the firm.

The data was released as part of the social network’s biannual transparency report. It included requests for Twitter, Periscope, and Vine accounts.

For a rundown of the 2014 findings - hit the link.

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