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Twitter Suspends More Than 200K Accounts for Alleged Terror Connections


Image of Twitter via Twin Design/Shutterstock In order to keep people from using Twitter to carry out violent extremist activity, the social media giant announced that they are suspending more than 235,000 accounts on the site that they say promoted terrorism, the New York Times reported.

This comes after the widows of two Americans who were killed in a terror attack in Jordan sued Twitter, blaming them for allowing ISIS to post propaganda and recruit members through the site. A judge dismissed the case last week.

In the middle of 2015, Twitter started coming down harder on suspected terror activity. According to the Times, Twitter has suspended 360,000 accounts since then. Daily suspensions have increased by 80 percent since last year, and they have more people reviewing reports of accounts that violate their rules against terrorism.

In a statement, Twitter said, “The world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent terror attacks … We strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform.”

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