Previously president had attacked Twitter saying ‘I don’t like to tweet, schmeet’ and compared social media to a ‘knife in the hand of a murderer’
In its latest Transparency Report, which Twitter unveiled this week, the company noted that it had received 796 removal requests from international governments, which was up 84 percent on the first half of 2014.
And, amazingly, one country accounted for almost sixty percent of that tally.
Turkey made 477 content content removal requests to Twitter in the last six months of 2014, which was more than every other country in the world combined.
Government requests for Twitter user account information rose by 40% in the second half of 2014, while demands to remove content increased by 84%