“Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism over the last six months, as part of a continuing effort to keep people from using the social network for extremist causes, the company said Thursday,” Katie Benner reports for The New York Times. “‘The world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent terror attacks across the globe,’ Twitter said in a statement. ‘We strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform.'”
“Twitter’s latest action brings the total number of accounts that the company has suspended to 360,000 since it began cracking down on terrorism and violent extremism in mid-2015,” Benner reports. “Daily suspensions for violating Twitter’s prohibition on terrorism are up over 80 percent since last year, with spikes in suspensions immediately following terrorist attacks, the company said.”
Benner reports, “Twitter also said it has expanded its teams that review reported violations, and it now moves faster to suspend accounts and make it harder for suspended users to return to the platform.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Sounds like Twitter is trying to walk quite the tightrope.