Twitter Rolls Out Transparency Site
Transparency.twitter.com unleashes data about copyright notices, removal, and information requests.
Posted Jan 28, 2013
Page 1

Following the recent debut of its video sharing service, Vine, Twitter today launched a new site dedicated to transparency, where the public can find data related to information requests from government officials, copyright notices from content companies, and removal requests.

"We've been thinking about ways in which we can more effectively share this information, with an aim to make it more meaningful and accessible to the community at large," writes Jeremy Kessel, legal manager at Twitter, in a blog post announcing the site.

The company decided to unveil the site today, in honor of Data Privacy Day, Kessel adds.

According to the site, transparency.twitter.com, the social network has received 6,646 copyright notices, 1,858 government information requests, and 48 takedown requests since January 2012. Twitter says it will also include site accessibility data from its data gathering partner, Herdict.

For copyright notices, Twitter breaks down the data into the number of copyright takedown notices, percentage where material was removed, users/accounts affected, tweets withheld, and media withheld by month. It offers similar statistics for removal requests and divides the information requests by country.

The company, according to Kessel, is offering this information to "raise public awareness about these invasive requests" and to "enable policy makers to make more informed decisions." Twitter currently has more than 200 million members.

Page 1
To contact the editors, please email editor@destinationCRM.com
Every month, CRM magazine covers the customer relationship management industry and beyond. To subscribe, please visit http://www.destinationCRM.com/subscribe/.
Related Articles
Embracing the cross-channel approach is the only option.
A partnership with the Rubicon Project lets advertisers buy content through advanced audience targeting.
Ads on social networks are going "native," reports BIA/Kelsey.
Don't call it a social network.
Leverage mobile and social media so your business won't be left behind.
Acquisition gives Twitter a stronger grasp on second-screen advertising.
Companies need to offer alternatives or face the consequences.
Popular Articles

Home | Get CRM Magazine | CRM eWeekly | CRM Topic Centers | CRM Industry Solutions | CRM News | Viewpoints | Web Events | Events Calendar
DestinationCRM.com RSS Feeds RSS Feeds | About destinationCRM | Advertise | Getting Covered | Report Problems | Contact Us