Twitter has expressed concern about information being withheld on its platform due to a massive number of requests to remove certain content from users' accounts in multiple countries.

Data from a transparency report released Tuesday by the social media company showed that government removal requests increased 14% from 38,524 from the last reporting period.

"We're facing unprecedented challenges as governments around the world increasingly attempt to intervene and remove content," Sinead McSweeney, Twitter's vice president of global public policy and philanthropy, said in a statement.

"This threat to privacy and freedom of expression is a deeply worrying trend that requires our full attention,” she added.

Governments from different countries around the world made 43,387 legal demands for the removal of content from 196,878 accounts between January and June in 2021. The recent demands account for the largest number of removal requests issued ever from the government, according to a data report from Twitter obtained by Reuters.

Countries that made legal demands for content to be removed include Japan, Russia, Turkey, India, South Korea and more. Twitter has also run into similar content-removal demands with India and Nigeria in the past.

The level of moderation and regulation for internet content varies heavily among countries that have residents that use Twitter.