Twitter has said governments made requests to remove content from a record number of accounts between January and June last year, with 95 percent of the demands coming from five countries. According to Al Jazeera, the social media platform said on Tuesday that over 43 thousand (43,387) legal demands for the removal of content from nearly 200 thousand (196,878 ) accounts were made in the six months, the largest number of such requests in a reporting period since it started releasing transparency reports in 2012. Most came from Japan, followed by Russia, Turkey, India and South Korea. The site is blocked in several countries, including China and North Korea.