Twitter Closed 235,000 Accounts in Six Months for “Promoting Terrorism”

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235,000 more accounts were closed forcibly by Twitter to publish content promoting terrorism, he reported the social network. With these users, total suspended accounts on Twitter for encouraging terrorism has increased to 360,000 from mid-2015.

According to the rules of the US company headquartered in San Francisco, Twitter accounts can not be used to post violent threats or promote terrorism.

The company had already announced in February its intention to step up efforts to enforce these rules, so that the social network has been under pressure to find a balance between protecting freedom of expression and not become a tool for terrorist groups they want to find followers.

In February, Twitter announced it had 125,000 accounts blocked for violating the rules prohibiting the terrorist content . “Since that announcement, the world has witnessed a new wave of horrific terrorist attacks around the globe , ” he published the social network on your blog.

” Strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminate the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform , ” he said.

According to the same statement, suspensions of accounts has increased 80% per day over last year. In addition, peaks that rise has occurred in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks that have been mediated periods.


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