Facebook’s government user data requests up 24%

Governments are requesting more information on Facebook users, the company says.

Requests by governments for Facebook’s user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of this year compared with the previous six months.

Global government requests were up by 24% to almost 35,000 in the first six months, the social media giant said.

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The amount of Facebook content restricted because of local laws also rose about 19% in the same period.

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