Twitter has become a top social media platform to air views on the current events, lok sabha elections & other happenings in the country. The number of information requests & removal requests by the Govt. of India has gone up over the years as can be seen from the tables below.
19 Information requests in the 2nd half of 2013 as against less than 10 in the first half. Similarly the removal requests have gone up as well. The removal requests – court order shows the power of twitter in the social media space. Tweets withheld has increased to 13 in the last half of 2013. Some of the other countries which have made requests include US, UK, Mexico, Japan & others.