Facebook reveals government snooper requests

FacebookSocial media giant Facebook released a report on government requests for the first half of this year.

The report includes different government requests for data, as well as content it blocks in different countries that break local laws.

The company said there’s an increase in content restrictions and government requests for data.

Blocking grew 112 percent in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, and amounted 20,568 pieces of content.

And government requests increased globally by 18 percent during the period amounting to 41,214 asks.

Facebook says it scrutinises every request it receives for legal validity, wherever the request comes from.

“If a request appears to be deficient or overly broad, we push back hard and will fight in court, if necessary,” the company said.

You can find the full report here.