Pinterest Shares Transparency Report for First 6 Months of 2020

The platform received 46 legal requests from law enforcement and government agencies in the US for user information covering 55 accounts and, in response to all of the information, generated information, notifying five account holders.

Internationally, it received a request in Canada for an account and provided some information.

Pinterest said it had received between zero and 249 national safety letters and commands issued under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for user information.

The company received 919 requests from government agencies in six countries around the world to remove content, either because it is illegal in that country or because it violates Pinterest’s community guidelines.

Pinterest said it removed content for violating its community guidelines in response to 790 of those requests and restricted content for the remaining 129.

The lion’s share of the measures took place at the request of Russia. 687 items were removed for violating community guidelines and 96 for legal reasons.

Finally, Pinterest submitted 1,638 CyberTipline reports to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the first six months of 2020.

The company wrote in a blog post: “Pinterest does not tolerate material related to child sexual abuse. We have a strict non-tolerance policy for content, images or text that exploits or endangers minors. Identifying and removing this content is extremely important to us and we are working closely with the NCMEC to combat this type of activity. Pinterest also employs a team of specialists trained to identify and review CSAM. “

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