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Twitter suspends 235,000 accounts promoting terrorism

Continuing its fight against the extremist forces, Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism.


Twitter suspends 235,000 accounts promoting terrorism
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New Delhi: Continuing its fight against the extremist forces, Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism.

Twitter officially announced that 235,000 accounts have been suspended for violating its policies related to promotion of terrorism in the six months since February 2016.

“Earlier this year, we announced we had suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating our longtime prohibition on violent threats and the promotion of terrorism and shared the steps we are taking as a company to combat this content. Since that announcement, the world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent terror attacks across the globe. We strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform,” Twitter said in a statement.

While our work is not done, today we are announcing that we have suspended an additional 235,000 accounts for violating our policies related to promotion of terrorism in the six months since our February 2016 post. This brings our overall number of suspensions to 360,000 since the middle of 2015. As noted by numerous third parties, our efforts continue to drive meaningful results, including a significant shift in this type of activity off of Twitter.

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