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Twitter suspends over 1.2 million accounts for terrorist content

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 pm

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Facebook isn't the only one cracking down on the toxic side of its platform. Twitter is getting into the mix too.

Twitter on Thursday disclosed that it has suspended more than 1.2 million accounts because of terrorism content since August 2015. It shut down nearly 275,000 accounts in the second half of 2017.

The company's biannual transparency report comes amid increasing scrutiny on social networks for the ability they give trolls and foreign government agencies to spread hate, misinformation and propaganda. Twitter has vowed to do better, and has sought the public's input on how to fix the toxic environment.

Twitter did note that the volume of suspensions is down 8.4 percent from the previous reporting period and that it was the second consecutive decline.

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