Facebook has a bi-annual report that details all of the data requests the social networking company receives from the government, with their latest Transparency Report for the first half of 2017 being released.
Facebook stated the US government made more requests that demanded confidentiality than ever before on December 18.
The number of requests raised by 25.7 percent in first half of 2017 from the 26,014 made in the second half of 2016, said Facebook.
Facebook's content restrictions rose more than fourfold in the first six months of 2017 after Mexican law enforcement asked the tech firm to remove a viral video of a school shooting.
"Based on legal requests from the Pakistan Telecom Authority and Federal Investigation Agency, we restricted access to items that were alleged to violate local laws prohibiting blasphemy and condemnation of the country's independence".
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Sonderby added Facebook "carefully scrutinize" each request received for account data to ensure it's legally sufficient. The Transparency Report, which covers H1 2017, reveals that requests increased 33 per cent year-on-year and 21 per cent half-on-half, hitting 78,890.
Facebook also revealed that there were 52 disruptions of Facebook services in nine countries in the first half of 2017, compared to 43 such instances in 20 countries in the second half of 2016. If a request appears to be deficient or overly broad, Facebook "push back, and will fight in court, if necessary".
Facebook also disclosed the amount data that was restricted by governments during the same period. Facebook removed 20,506 instances of this video. The company stated that they are concerned about the internet disruptions, which can be a hurdle to the businesses and restrict people from sharing and communicating with their family and friends.
The informal organization initially presented the reports, which give crude figures on information solicitations and information in truth, in 2013 to help build permeability on government conduct. Around 70,000 requests for copyright were submitted to Instagram, with 685,000 posts removed. On Instagram, it made a move against 108,094 posts following 10,231 fake cases.
Coming to the copyrights, there were more than 200,000 copyright requests made related to Facebook content. Action was taken on 68% of those.