Facebook (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report released a detailed report about global government requests for user data, saying that requests increased 9% from the first half of 2016 to 64,279 from 59,229.
"As we have previously emphasized, we apply a rigorous approach to every government request we receive to protect the information of the people who use our services," the letter said.
The number of content restrictions for violating local laws went down 28% globally to 6,944 from 9,663.
The full report can be read here.
Facebook shares were up 0.5% to $147.33 Friday afternoon.