ISTANBUL — The TransparencyReport issued by Twitter for July 1 to Dec. 31, 2013, revealed a significant increase in requests by governments and copyright owners for information requests, removal requests and copyright notices.
– Germany: In October 2013, Twitter blocked user accounts associated with neo-Nazis upon requests of the German government.
– France: On October 19, 2012, Twitter removed posts containing anti-Semitic and racist content under hashtags #UnBon-Juif (#AGoodJew).
– India: The government of India prohibited collective messaging in July 2012 due to violent clashes between the Bodo tribe and Muslims in the province of Assam. The government also warned Facebook and Twitter to prevent the spread of provocative statements through their website and in a statement, Google, Facebook and Twitter said that they would act in accord with the government's requests.
– England: Prime Minister David Cameron said in 2011 that he would implement a ban on access to Twitter during riots if provocative content was published through the social media platform and took preventive measures after the riots were settled.