Monday February 08, 2016

Twitter Combating Violent Extremism

In an effort to help keep hate speech off its service, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015. The company says that eliminating those accounts propagating violence and hate is an important part of the fight against radicalism.

Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups. We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service. As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area. Since the middle of 2015 alone, we’ve suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.

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