SAN FRANCISCO - Elon Musk’s views on censorship are complicated and oftentimes erroneous, but the social media company he now runs is surely seeing a lot of real censorship from countries around the world.

In the first half of 2022, before the chief twit took over, Twitter got around 53,000 legal requests from governments to remove content from its site. India led the way—and its censorship efforts are only on the rise.