Twitter suspends an additional 235,000 terror accounts.


From what we’ve been hearing and seeing, Twitter has in the last one year and some months suspended many accounts for promoting terrorism. In addition to the 125,000 accounts that had already been suspended and their suspension made known to the public, 235,000 more was added today to the list making a total of 360,000 accounts in two years.

Twitter also admitted that quick identification of these accounts isn’t quite easy, it also said that the daily suspensions in the last one year are over 80%. An observation which kind of helps a little was made, that suspensions spike almost immediately after major terror attacks. The company’s response time has been improved by identifying behavioral patterns and implementing proprietary spasm fighting tools and most importantly, Daesh traffic on twitter has reduced by 45% in the last two years. Two thirds of account detections have been made possible by the efforts of dedicated Twitter teams while the other one third are through algorithm techniques.

More information will get relayed as soon as they pop up.

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As of March 2016, Twitter has more than 310 million monthly active users.

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