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About 125,000 terrorism accounts are suspended by twitter

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According to the United States-based company, the suspended accounts are directly to Islamic State group, ISIS. The suspension has been done since mid-2015.

The company confirmed that they condemn the use of Twitter in promoting terrorism and that the number of report reviewing teams has been increased for faster reaction.

Around the world, twitter has above five hundred million users.

The company said that they have already seen results, an increase in account suspensions included and that this form of activity shifting off of twitter.

In additional statement, the company confirmed that the law enforcement body were        co-operating with them.

Social Media Companies have been urged by the governments around the world, the U.S included taking more robust measures in tackling online activities that are aimed to promote violence.

Twitter problem with posts related to terrorism is a lot worse than we thought and this is the negative way of looking at this current situation.

About 46,000 accounts were used in posting extremist materials and this number has increased just over a year. This is the estimation according to a study towards the tail-end of 2014.

Twitter is on top of the issue, taking it seriously. This is the positive way of looking at this situation. It is taking every possible action in order to make this known to the public at the moment when Silicon Valley companies with large doses of “surely something can be done” rhetoric, by many in government.

The question remains, “What happens next?” More accounts will continue to be made by terrorists the same as migrating to other platforms.

The question on who decides and who is keeping watch will be raised about the removal process. The perpetrators and the definition of terrorism is able to change and this depends on geography and political views

Twitter should be ready for questions such as: Why not fascist tweets? Or Anti-Palestine? Anti-Israel? Anti-women? Etc.

A bill that would force social media companies, twitter and facebook included to report any activity related to terrorism they find, was put forward by U.S Politicians in December.

In order to discuss the issue, the EU officials have also been calling for a talk with major social media companies.

In order to include ‘dangerous organizations’ separate section, facebook revamped its ‘community standards’ in March.

It is said that this social media company (facebook) would suspend any groups that promotes hate, organize criminal activity, or promote terrorist activity.

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