Does Your Country Censor Your Facebook News Feed?

Facebook Facebook on Friday released its second global government transparency report, covering the period between July and December of last year. Apart from the regular numbers pertaining to government requests for user data, the social network is now — for the first time — revealing how often countries have restricted or had content removed from the site "on the grounds that it violates local law." India easily ranks as the worst offender here, with 4,765 content restrictions. Facebook says most of those related to laws "prohibiting criticism of a religion or the state." And India is no small market for Facebook. The country recently reached 100 million monthly active users. Turkey is second; it had 2014 pieces of content restricted. Both of those numbers are far higher than the censorship seen in any other country. As evidence of that, Pakistan ranks third with "only" 162 requests to have content hidden from users.

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