The promotion of illegal drugs and pleas to attempt to suppress non-violent demonstrations were cited as reasons by Russia for requesting the removal of content.
Twitter said that it had “denied several requests to silence popular critics of the Russian government and other demands to limit speech about non-violent demonstrations in Ukraine.”
Turkey asked for information on 356 accounts. Twitter rejected all of the requests.
Germany sent 43 requests for the removal of content, most were pleas to remove alleged hateful and discriminatory content.
Twitter encouraged other companies to publish their own reports on government requests they had received:
“As more companies consider publishing or expanding their own reports, we strongly encourage them to join us and our peers at Google, Vimeo, WordPress and Wikimedia in publishing government removal demands.
“The global community deserves this level of transparency from its governments and its service providers.”