Indian demands that Facebook remove online content shot up more than threefold in the first six months of the year, outnumbering those from any other country, mostly on account of posts that could incite religious hatred. Turkey came second at 4,496 and France a distant third at 295.
According to the social network’s biannual Government Requests Report, India made 15,155 such demands in the January-June period, compared with 5,832 in the preceding six months.
India has been the top seeker of content removal from Facebook in the past two years since the social network began releasing the data.
In the second half of 2013, the first time Facebook revealed these numbers, removal requests from India stood at 4,765.