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India tops the chart in asking Facebook to censor content

New Delhi: A transparency report released by Facebook on Friday has revealed that India leads in asking it to censor content.According to the reports Facebook censored 4,765 pieces of content in India at the request

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 12, 2014 8:12 IST ]
india tops the chart in asking facebook to censor content
india tops the chart in asking facebook to censor content

New Delhi: A transparency report released by Facebook on Friday has revealed that India leads in asking it to censor content.


According to the reports Facebook censored 4,765 pieces of content in India at the request of government authorities in  the second half of 2013.

Apart from censoring, the Indian government also sought information on many user accounts.

In 2013 It made 3,598 requests, seeking information on 4,711 accounts. The Facebook report shows that developing countries make more requests for seeking information on the accounts.

US,United Kingdom and Italy are some of the developed countries that have made requests to seek information on thousands of Facebook accounts.

 

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