Twitter releases "transparency tool" to reveal government requests
In the vein of what Google has done for a few years now, Twitter released a “transparency tool” on Monday. The company showed the public for the first time exactly how many times governments ask for user information or ask for content to be taken down. The tool also shows how many DMCA takedown requests are made. The new tool’s release comes on the same day that a New York criminal judge denied Twitter’s motion to quash a subpoena request for an Occupy Wall Street protestor’s data.