In a crackdown against people promoting terrorism on Twitter, it has removed 360,000 accounts since June 2015. Twitter Suspended 360K Accounts in Terror Crackdown. The total 235,000 accounts among 360K accounts have been suspended since February this year alone.
Twitter Suspended 360K Accounts in Terror Crackdown
According to Twitter:
“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.”
Overall, Twitter has suspended 360,000 accounts since the middle of 2015, with daily suspension increasing by 80%.
Twitter has been striving hard to balance protecting free speech at the one-to-many messaging service. As it is not providing a stage for extremist groups to spread violent messages. In February, Twitter had removed 125,000 accounts for violating rules against violent threats and promotion of terrorism.
Twitter also said it has expanded its teams that review reported violations. It now moves faster to suspend accounts and make it harder for suspended users to return to the platform. The company has also expanded the number of groups it works with to counter violent extremism online.