Twitter Takes On ISIS Jihad Accounts

From Politico:
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for "threatening or promoting terrorist attacks primarily related to ISIS" since the middle of last year, the company announced today.

As Washington presses the tech industry to do more to combat online extremism, Twitter took to its blog to detail how it has ramped up its efforts in recent months, stressing it has "already seen results, including an increase in account suspensions and this type of activity shifting off of Twitter."

The company said it has "increased the size of the teams that review reports" while using "proprietary spam-fighting tools" to find suspicious accounts. And it pointed out its work with organizations to counter extremist content and its attendance at government-run meetings, including the White House's summit on the issue last year. (Twitter also joined a high-profile session with Obama administration officials in Silicon Valley last month, POLITICO previously reported.)

"As an open platform for expression, we have always sought to strike a balance between the enforcement of our own Twitter Rules covering prohibited behaviors, the legitimate needs of law enforcement, and the ability of users to share their views freely - including views that some people may disagree with or find offensive," Twitter said.

The blog post can be found here.

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