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Twitter removed 300K accounts in first half of this year for promotion of terrorism

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Twitter removed 300K accounts in first half of this year for promotion of terrorism

95 percent of account suspensions during the first half of 2017 were the result of Twitter’s internal efforts, and 75 percent of the accounts were suspended before posting a single tweet, Adweek reported.

The company said it receives 80 percent fewer requests to remove content that violates the company’s Terms of Service by promoting terrorism, apparently thanks to more rigorous internal processes, the Next Web reported

As Mashable reported, these figures seems to confirm that Twitter’s efforts to combat terrorism are successful. However, according to Gizmodo, the Transparency report reveals that the company rarely reacts to reports of abusive behaviour: Twitter took action against 12 percent of 16,400 reports on abusive behaviour by government officials. 

According to its Transparency Report, the company is also broadening its transparency reporting, especially its US country report.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-09-20 11:57

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