Twitter steps up its anti-terrorism efforts

Aug 18, 2016Initiative

Twitter  has suspended 235,000 terrorist-related accounts over the last six months, a doubling of its  suspension rate.

The Wall Street Journal reported that “Twitter, which relies mostly on users to flag content before it takes action, said in a blog post it has recently invested in bigger teams reviewing reports 24 hours a day, and better spam-detection tools and language capabilities.

“One third of the suspended accounts were identified thanks to the spam tools, Twitter said.

“There is no one ‘magic algorithm’ for identifying terrorist content on the internet,” Twitter said in its blog post.

“The efforts come after Twitter came under fire for allowing terrorist-related content to proliferate on its site,” the WSJ reported.

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