Facebook is giving the United States government more and more data

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Approximately 74 percent of all requests were granted - at least in part - during the first half of 2017, compared to 70 percent in the same period of 2016, according to The New Economy's calculations. No doubt, Pakistan Govt Request to Facebook for Restricting Content Rise Sharply. The report shows various requests from different governments around the world. In the second half of 2016, which is July to December period, India's data requests stood at 7,289, which shows the number has been steadily increasing.

In Ireland there were 84 requests for information made in relation to 95 accounts with data produced for 75 per cent of these requests.

The social media platform, which has more than two billion users worldwide, issued its latest transparency report this week, highlighting requests from governments for information on its users across its various platforms, which also include WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

Authorities in India, the second largest source of Facebook user data requests, filed 9,853 requests for 13,752 accounts. Facebook responded to nearly 63% of the requests.

Government of Pakistan has made 1,039 requests for total request.

Sonderby added Facebook "carefully scrutinize" each request received for account data to ensure it's legally sufficient.

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"We'll take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process, " the report said.

When it came to content restrictions, these requests were made to Facebook from law enforcement agencies and the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

There was an even steeper rise in the US-25 percent-as the number of requests jumped from 26,014 to 32,716. 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.

Social media company Facebook has revealed it removed almost 3 million posts in the first half of 2017 following IP infringement complaints. Overall, Facebook restricted 20,527 pieces of content reported by Mexican authorities.

Please see the full report for more information.

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