Mar 22, 2017

Twitter shuts 377,000 more 'terrorism' accounts

Twitter has faced pressure to do more to stop groups such as so-called Islamic State from using its platform. Last year, MPs said it had become a "Vehicle of choice" for spreading extremist propaganda on the internet. That is up from a total of 355,000 reported last summer. In August last year, the Home Affairs Committee accused Twitter - alongside Facebook and YouTube - of "Consciously failing" to combat the promotion of terrorism and extremism on their sites. The MPs also said Twitter had become a "Recruiting platform" for terrorism, and that its rate of suspending accounts at the time was "a drop in the ocean".

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