There has been restriction of  access to over 15,000 pieces of information on Facebook website in India during the first six months of 2015 — the highest for any country, following requests from the government and law enforcement agencies.There is an increase in content restrictions and government requests for data globally.India is also ranked second, just behind the U.S., for government requests for access to information on users and accounts.

The amount of content restricted for violating local law stood at 20,568 worldwide, more than doubling from the second half of 2014, when the social networking firm took down 9,707 pieces of content.Turkey had the second highest number of content restricted at 4,496, followed by France (295), Israel (195), Germany (188) and Austria (170).