U.S. Government Requested Information On 1,319 Twitter Accounts In 2013

During the first six months of the year, 78% of all government requests for data Twitter received originated from the United States, according to a transparency report released on Wednesday.

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2. The U.S. government requested information on 1,319 Twitter accounts in 902 separate requests from January 1 – June 30, 2013:

3. 56% of all requests received from U.S. law enforcement were done with a subpoena; 23% with a search warrant:

4. 78% of all requests received were from the United States; Japan had the second largest with 8%:

5. Twitter says all affected users are notified unless prohibited by law:

6. Only 19% of U.S. requests resulted in notification to the affected users:

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Michael Rusch is a socials editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Rusch was selected by Time as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.
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