Vol.12--No.2019
CyberGuerrilla 2018
Monday,Dec 16,2019 
By cyberguerrilla | February 14, 2018 - 12:02 | Posted in CyberGuerrilla | Comments Off on Turkish Authorities Lead In Twitter Censorship [Infographic] Niall McCarthy ,

Over the years, Twitter has evolved to become an important outlet for political discussion, debate and commentary. It has also been used to successfully organize anti-government protests on numerous occasions, putting some world leaders on edge. Unsurprisingly, many countries try to control Twitter’s content and remove messages that could undermine government authority. The company’sĀ latest transparency reportĀ sheds light on the number of content removal requests made by different countries, as well as the share of those requests that were granted.

Between January 01 and June 30 of this year, Turkish authorities were the most controlling of Twitter content, making just under 2,000 removal requests. Of that amount, only 11 percent were granted to some extent. Turkey detained thousands of people in the wake of last July’s failed coup and President Tayyip Erdogan has tried to clamp down on what he perceives as illegal online activity for years. Authorities in Russia also have a long history of trying to silence Putin critics and the country made 1,213 requests up to June of this year. France came third overall with a grand total of 1,038 removal requests. By comparison, the United States made far fewer removal requests, a mere 118, none of which were granted. In the first six months of the year, 90 percent of all removal requests came from just four countries – Turkey, Russia, France and Germany.

Niall Mccartey

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