Twitter shuts down 235,000 accounts for promoting terror

Twitter is using spam technology to automatically flag accounts "for violating our policies related to promotion of terrorism". Up until February, 125,000 accounts were shut down and another 350,000 in the past six months, revealing a dramatic rise in the number of accounts banned because, said the statement, “The world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent terror attacks across the globe.”

Daily suspensions are up over 80 percent since last year, with spikes in suspensions immediately following terrorist attacks, it said. The firm claims its response time for suspending reported accounts, the amount of time these accounts are on Twitter, and the number of followers they accumulate have all decreased dramatically.

'We have also made progress in disrupting the ability of those suspended to immediately return to the platform,' it said. 

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