Twitter Suspends Nearly 300,000 Accounts Linked To Terrorism

Twitter has announced the suspension of nearly 300,000 accounts globally linked to terrorism. The social networ service also disclosed that it is improving automation tools to block accounts that promote terrorism and violence.

In its latest transparency report published Tuesday, the social media company said that 95 percent of the suspended accounts were identified by internal, spam-fighting tools. One-quarter of those infringing accounts were suspended before the accounts posted their first tweet.

“Our anti-spam tools are getting faster, more efficient and smarter in how we take down accounts that violate our policy,” Twitter said in a statement.

The company further stated that accounts blocked “actively incite or promote violence associated with internationally recognized terrorist organizations, promote internationally recognized terrorist organizations, and accounts attempting to evade prior enforcement.”


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