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20 minutes – More than a million Twitter accounts blocked



The internet company Twitter has blocked more than one million user accounts worldwide for "supporting terrorism" in recent years.

Between August 2015 and December, 1.14 million accounts were suspended for this reason Short messages issued by US companies based in the United States were published Thursday in an Internet entry.

Twitter also noted a significant drop in this type of block. In the second half of 2017, according to the company, 274,460 accounts were blocked for "offenses related to terrorist offenses". That was 8.4% less than at the same time last year

An "unwanted place" for supporters of terrorism

The company was seeing in this decline a sign that his service was becoming an "unwanted place" for terrorists Proponents of terrorism. This type of activity "is disappearing more and more from Twitter."

Twitter, as well as other Internet services, are under pressure from governments around the world to step up their efforts against extremist messages in their networks. Twitter said that 93% of suspensions for "support for terrorism" were based on internal controls. Less than 0.2% was based on evidence provided by the authorities.

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