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Twitter Suspends 125,000 Accounts for Terrorism Links

Twitter Suspends 125,000 Accounts for Terrorism LinksTwitter Suspends 125,000 Accounts for Terrorism Links

Social media site Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. Most of them were related to the self-declared “Islamic State” group.

Twitter said the more than 125,000 accounts had been frozen since mid-2015. The move comes after pressure from governments, especially after the November attacks in Paris and December attacks in southern California, which were linked to IS. The site had been urged to take more steps to control IS’ and similar groups’ efforts to recruit new members and to plan violent acts, AFP reported.

“Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups,” Twitter said in a statement on the site. “We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service.”

Financialtribune.com