Twitter’s pledge to eradicate terrorist-related accounts on its site has made great strides since the social media company devoted more resources to reviewing flagged reports and following through with suspending accounts, the company said today. Since the middle of 2015, Twitter said it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts, many of which were supporting ISIS, according to a blog post today from Twitter. The social networking site has been leveraged by ISIS to recruit members and spread propaganda.
“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,” the blog post said. FULL REPORT