“Today we are releasing our second Government Requests Report. We have expanded on our first report to include information not only about government requests for account information, but also about government requests to restrict or remove content from our service on the grounds that it violates local law,” said Colin Stretch, Facebook general counsel.

As per the report, India requested Facebook the most to censor its content. India gains second spot when it comes to information on user accounts, the report stated.

From July 2013 to December 2013, Facebook censored 4,765 items of Indian content. These items were censored after requests from government authorities.

“We restricted access in India to a number of pieces of content reported primarily by law enforcement officials and the India Computer Emergency Response Team under local laws prohibiting criticism of a religion or the state,” said Facebook in a statement.

(JPN)