Facebook restricted 5832 number of pieces of content access in India

According to the transparency report released by Facebook for the period July 2014 to December 2014, Facebook has restricted 5832 number of pieces of contents for Indian users.

For last quarter (January 2014 to June 2014) 4960 number of pieces of content was restricted by Facebook and India had made 4559 requests referencing to 5958 users, 50.87 percent of requests where some data were produced. Similarly in the second half of 2013, 4765 number of contents was restricted.

Facebook transparency report - restricted 5832 number of pieces of content access in India

In comparison, facebook has restricted noting for USA, only 3 pieces of content for UK and 60 pieces of content for Germany.

As far as request for user data is concerned, India has made 5473 requests in which 7281 number of users or accounts are referenced. Out of the number of request, 44.69% of requests where some data produced. In comparison, USA has requested for 14274 number of user data in which 21731 user accounts are referenced, out of this 79.14% of requests where some date were produced by Facebook.

A list of top 21 countries by number of requests is produced at the end of the article for your reference.

India is not the only country where contents are restricted. For example, in turkey, facebook has restricted 3624 number of pieces of content followed by Germany and Russia where 60 and 55 number of contents are restricted.

Facebok in India restrict access to number of pieces of content reported primarily by law enforcement officials and the India computer emergency team under local laws prohibiting criticism of a religion or the state.

List of top 21 countries – Facebook transparency report for the period July 2014 to December 2014

Country Requests for User Data User Accounts Referenced Percentage of requests where some data produced Content Restrictions
United States 14,274 21,731 79.14% 0
India 5,473 7,281 44.69% 5832
United Kingdom 2,366 2,890 75.11% 3
Germany 2,132 2,611 34.29% 60
France 2,094 2,885 42.41% 13
Italy 1,774 2,696 46.45% 1
Brazil 1,212 1,967 34.32% 3
Australia 829 933 68.64% 3
Spain 500 1,041 37.00% 0
Argentina 482 708 48.55% 1
Poland 305 349 29.84% 0
Portugal 305 365 34.75% 0
Chile 288 410 61.46% 0
Canada 279 355 57.71% 0
Mexico 260 412 61.92% 0
Belgium 239 319 59.00% 1
Israel 232 310 46.98% 15
Sweden 213 289 76.06% 0
Taiwan 204 327 56.37% 0
Singapore 177 194 74.58% 0
Turkey 165 278 70.91% 3624

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