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Facebook is giving the USA government more and more data

20 December 2017, 01:23 | Denise Dawson

Hand over the data

Hand over the data

Facebook has announced the release of a report that reveals the federal government (FG) requested user data of Nigerians on the social media platform five times in the first half of 2017. India, the UK, Germany and France were also among the most frequent requesters, with 12 per cent, nine per cent, seven per cent and six per cent, respectively.

Sonderby added: "We continue to carefully scrutinize each request we receive for account data-whether from an authority in the US, Europe, or elsewhere-to make sure it is legally sufficient".

The number of requests was up 25.7 per cent from the 26,014 made during the last six months of 2016, Facebook said. In any case, a lot of that figure can be followed back to a deplorable shooting at a school in Mexico, which brought about Facebook confining access to 20,506 bits of substance.

"Based on legal requests from the Pakistan Telecom Authority and Federal Investigation Agency, we restricted access to items that were alleged to violate local laws prohibiting blasphemy and condemnation of the country's independence". Around 54% of these requests had some data produced.

Overall, there was an increase in the requests for account data as compared to the second part of 2016.

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Facebook lawyer Chris Sonderby explains: "We'll also keep working with partners in industry and civil society to encourage governments around the world to reform surveillance in a way that protects their citizens' safety and security while respecting their rights and freedoms".

There was an increase of 304% globally on the number of content restrictions, from 6,944 to 28,036. Facebook said 217,265 of substance in its informal community were expelled after it followed up on 81 percent of 14,279 claims in the principal half of the year. The company stated that they are concerned about the internet disruptions, which can be a hurdle to the businesses and restrict people from sharing and communicating with their family and friends.

Please see the full report for more information. Around 70,000 requests for copyright were submitted to Instagram, with 685,000 posts removed.

Facebook has also introduced more accountability on IP-related content requests - over 200,000 copyright requests were submitted related to Facebook content over the period, with 68 percent actioned on and 1.8 million pieces of content taken down.

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