Twitter has been suspended 235,000 accounts for promoting terror and extremism over the last six months and now it is revealed on Thursday.
This figure is adding to the 125,000 users it kicked off the site between mid-2015 and February, bringing the total so far to 360,000.
People are very interested in understanding the huge challenges those are faced in tracking down the constant stream of new accounts that promotes violent extremism. There is no “magic algorithm” for discovering terrorist content on the internet is said in a post by the San Francisco company. Adding that it keeps on continuing for the ” utilization of other forms of technology such as proprietary spam-fighting tools to supplement reports from our user and help for identifying repeat account abuse.”
Some progress is done in the news that Twitter is making with its anti-extremism efforts that follow several years of criticism as it accuses the service of doing in low content to tackle the issue.
As a part of wider moves to clench down on the dissemination of extremist material in online that leads executives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and others met for the talks with White House officials at the start of this year. The similar meetings have taken place with the government of France. As that is a country that has been hit a number of times over the last 18 months by high-profile terror attacks.
The daily suspensions are up by more than 80 percent since last year is said by Twitter in Thursday’s post, “with spikes in suspensions immediately following terrorist attacks.”
It is continuing to speed up the time. Mainly, it takes to suspend reported accounts that violate its policies. A development that ensures such accounts are taken offline before they have a chance to accumulate a large number of followers.
The another service microblogging is also claimed to have made some headway in disrupting the suspended user’s ability to immediately return to the platform though it didn’t offer any details about how it does all these.
Twitter said that this increased collaboration with the other social networks as they also had a positive impact on its efforts. Adding that it also continues in working with law enforcement to assist with relevant inquiries that prevent or provide help to prosecute the terror attacks.
Instead of the extra efforts being made clearly by the company, it acknowledges that chasing down extremist accounts as it is an endless whack-a-mole endeavor that says in its post that “Our work is not done.”
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