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Twitter releases first transparency report; announces Herdict partnership

Twitter, which has been strongly committed to “keeping the Tweets flowing,” today unveiled its first Twitter Transparency Report.  This report documents the requests the microblogging service receives from governments and copyright holders requesting Twitter to take down content or divulge user information. Taking a cue from Google, which publishes a similar report, the report’s primary […]

Google’s Transparency Report Shows Rise in Takedown Requests

The latest dataset from Google’s transparency report shows a dramatic rise in the number of takedown requests from governments, including democratic governments not typically associated with censorship. Content removal requests are made on a variety of grounds from allegations of defamation to violation of local hate speech laws, though Google notes on its blog that […]