Government Censorship

Governments are more eager than ever to gather data about Facebook users. From 2013 to 2014 global surveillance requested for Facebook user data increased 24%. This is accordance with the company’s transparency report. 34,946 requests were made between January and June including messages, IP addresses, and account information. Censorship has also increased globally. From June to December 2013, the amount of content censored on Facebook increased by 19%. Facebook is not the only company being asked for requests and being censored. Google disclosed that user data requests increased 15% in September.

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