Twitter suspends over 300 000 accounts in anti-terrorism efforts

The latest move by Twitter to suspend 377 000 accounts for pro-terrorism content is only one step in the company’s efforts to rid the platform of posts from users advocating political or religious violence.

The company made the announcement on Tuesday and said 74% of extremist accounts were found by "internal, proprietary spam-fighting tools”.

Director at Signal Risk, Ryan Cummings, explains the use of social media as a central tool for extremists to recruit and promote various forms extremism.

It’s always going to be contentious in terms of regulating everybody’s freedom of speech.

Ryan Cummings, Director at Signal Risk

It’s obviously been cited that the use of social media has been central to the expansion of the Islamic State, it’s evident in their communiques, in the means of the various social media platforms the group users to relay messages to the outside world.

Ryan Cummings, Director at Signal Risk

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