Facebook’s newest transparency report is out.
The social media large stated the variety of authorities calls for for consumer information elevated by 16% to 128,617 calls for through the first-half of this yr in comparison with the second-half of final yr.
That’s the best variety of authorities calls for its obtained in any reporting interval because it revealed its first transparency report in 2013.
The U.S. authorities led the way in which with probably the most variety of requests — 50,741 calls for for consumer information leading to some account or consumer information given to authorities in 88% of circumstances. Facebook stated two-thirds of all the U.S. authorities’s requests got here with a gag order, stopping the corporate from telling the consumer concerning the request for his or her information.
But Facebook stated it was in a position to launch particulars of 11 so-called nationwide safety letters (NSLs) for the primary time after their gag provisions had been lifted through the interval. National safety letters can compel firms to show over non-content information on the request of the FBI. These letters should not accredited by a decide, and sometimes include a gag order stopping their disclosure. But for the reason that Freedom Act handed in 2015, firms have been allowed to request the lifting of these gag orders.
The report additionally stated the social media large had detected 67 disruptions of its providers in 15 international locations, in comparison with 53 disruptions in 9 international locations through the second-half of final yr.
And, the report stated Facebook additionally pulled 11.6 million items of content material, up from 5.eight million in the identical interval a yr earlier, which Facebook stated violated its insurance policies on baby nudity and sexual exploitation of kids.
The social media large additionally included Instagram to its report for the primary time, together with eradicating 1.68 million items of content material through the second and third quarter of the yr.
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