twitter transparency

Twitter’s latest transparency report was just released, detailing government-backed requests for information, content removal and copyright takedowns. In the first half of this year, all three categories were up. The largest increase came in the form of copyright takedowns, up 76%. What does this mean for you? Read on for more on the story.

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The majority of the content removed was in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, known widely as the DMCA. 22,399 copyrighted videos, photos and songs uploaded to Twitter were taken down, while a large number of illegitimate takedown requests were ignored. There were 60 content removal requests, mostly at the urging of governments from around the world, including Turkey, Brazil and the U.S. With these numbers on the rise, it seems apparent that we can look forward to more careful governmental and corporate eyes watching over our tweets.

Via Gizmodo.