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Twitter’s Transparency Report Put Kenya Top Of African Governments Seeking Information On Users



Twitter is witnessing an increasing number of government requests for data involving user accounts.

The company released its latest transparency report, which aims to help consumers better understand tweet removal requests and copyright notices as well as government information requests. With each report, the number of government requests continues to rise, and the US government continues to make more requests than any other government.

This is the drawback of using social networks and other online services. The information you share can come back to haunt you. In most of the requests the IP logins tops the requests.

Kenya tops the list of African Governments Seeking closure on users. This is done through the National Intelligence Service should that have a criminal case against a user to pursue. Here’s the graphical representation of the requests posted by GoK. Despite the requests, Twitter in the last 6 months granted the GoK access to either of the accounts they asked for.


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