Twitter Suspends over 1 Million Accounts for Promotion of Terrorism

Yesterday, it has been revealed that Twitter suspends over 1 Million Accounts for Promotion of Terrorism since 2015. The company has claimed that their efforts have finally make this big social platform an undesirable place to spread the violence.

Twitter has also claimed in its latest transparency report that it has suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 for violations related to the promotion of terrorism.

Twitter Suspends over 1 Million Accounts

Twitter statement said:

The figure is down 8.4 percent from the previous reporting period and is the second consecutive decline, we continue to see the positive, significant impact of years of hard work making our site an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in this type of activity increasingly shifting away from Twitter

From last few years, Twitter was continuously facing pressure from governments around the world to crack down on militant and others calling for violent attacks. However, at the same time this Twitter was under pressure to maintain an open platform for free speech.

Twitter Suspends over 1 Million Accounts for Promotion of Terrorism

93% of the suspended accounts were “flagged by internal, proprietary tools,” and that 74% were cut off before their first tweet, Twitter said.

Twitter expressed concerns in report about what it called “legal threats to freedom of expression” online in countries around the world.

The report said:

“With the passage of new legislation and ongoing regulatory discussions taking place around the world about the future of public discourse online, we are seeing a potential chilling effect with regards to freedom of expression

Twitter’s effort to crack down on accounts promoting terrorism will stop the violence to a large extent as well as its efforts will stamp out the harassers.

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