new bird Twitter opens up through transparency campaign

In an effort to make their business more transparent, Twitter has released some rather interesting figures in regards to its compliance to remove copyrighted materials and government requests.

In an effort to make their business more transparent, Twitter has released some rather interesting figures in regards to its compliance to remove copyrighted materials and government requests. 

In the category of copyrighted content removal, Twitter received 3,378 requests from January 1 to June 30 this year.  Out of the 3,378 requests, Twitter complied with about 600 of them—so the compliance rate is roughly 20%. 

However, when it came to government requests for user information and withholding of content, Twitter complied 75% of the time.  Another thing to note is that the majority of the government requests are through agencies in the United States. 

Christine Chen, Spokeswoman for Twitter, told Venture Beat that “the more transparent that companies and governments are, the more meaningful the public debate can be about the free flow of information online.”  Get full details on what exactly Twitter is trying to do here.