Meta Gets Record Requests From India For Action On 91,000 Accounts In January-June

The total request from India has increased by 22% year-on-year.

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Social media giant Meta received an all-time high requests, around 55,500, from India in the first half of 2022 for action against around 91,000 users and accounts, the US-based firm said on Wednesday.

The U.S. topped the list of countries with 69,363 requests seeking action on over 1.26 lakh social media accounts while India was second on the chart in terms of the total number of requests made, Meta said in its transparency report.

According to the data shared by Meta, it received 51,602 legal process requests and the rest of the 3,895 were emergency disclosure requests from India. The total number of requests from India has increased by 22% year-on-year.

The transparency report said that it has produced some data for 66.59% of the requests.

Meta also received requests to preserve around 12,800 accounts from India.

"When we receive a preservation request, we will preserve a temporary snapshot of the relevant account information but will not disclose any of the preserved records unless and until we receive formal and valid legal process," Meta said.