Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts

Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts”.In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts “primarily related to ISIS” (the so-called Islamic State group).”We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism,” it said, adding that it had increased its report reviewing teams to react faster.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35505996Also see:Twitter deletes 125,000 Isis accounts and expands anti-terror teams
Twitter has deleted more than 125,000 accounts linked to terrorists since mid-2015, the company announced, offering some of the most detailed insight yet of how Silicon Valley is collaborating with western governments in its fight against Islamic State.The social media company is relying on a mix of human judgment and technology, developing teams of specialists in the US and Ireland that comb through thousands of suspect accounts.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/05/twitter-deletes-isis-accounts-terrorism-onlineTwitter Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Terrorists’ Tweets
For years, Twitter has positioned itself as a “global town square” that is open to discourse from all. And for years, extremist groups like the Islamic State have taken advantage of that stance, using Twitter as a place to spread their messages.Twitter on Friday made clear that it was stepping up its fight to stem that tide. The social media company said it had suspended 125,000 Twitter accounts associated with extremism since the middle of 2015, the first time it has publicized the number of accounts it has suspended. Twitter also said it had expanded the teams that review reports of accounts connected to extremism, to remove the accounts more quickly.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/technology/twitter-account-suspensions-terrorism.html

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