Twitter has removed 125,000 terrorism accounts since mid-2015 to fight ISIS

February 05, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Bryan Clark


As extremist groups are becoming more vigilant about taking their recruiting efforts and propaganda campaigns online, companies like Twitter are often left to police its platform for suspected terrorist activity, a monumental task considering the size of its userbase. For the first time publicly, Twitter today revealed the scale at which terrorists — or suspected terrorists — were using its platform. A tweet from the company’s official, @Policy account said that it has currently shut down 125,000 accounts since mid-2015, and has plans to continue to step up the fight against online extremism. A majority of these accounts, reportedly, were ISIS-related.…

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