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    Facebook: Authorities Want User Data More Than Ever

    Government demands for user data jumped 16 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the last half of 2018, according to Facebook's biannual transparency report. The U.S. topped the list with 50,741 requests, followed by India, the U.K. and Germany. Facebook said it complied in 88 percent of the U.S. cases — two-thirds of which were accompanied by gag orders to ensure users weren't notified of authorities' requests.

    What else is Facebook responding to? This quarter, the company said it removed 11.6 million posts for child exploitation, 2.5 million for encouraging self-harm and 7 million for hate speech.

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