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Microblogging site Twitter suspends 5 lakh accounts for links to extremism

Microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday announced that is has suspended over 5,00,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 to tackle "violent extremism" on the platform.


  |  Updated On : March 22, 2017 08:27 AM
Microblogging site Twitter suspends 5 Lakh accounts for links to extremism

Microblogging site Twitter suspends 5 Lakh accounts for links to extremism

New Delhi :  

Microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday announced that is has suspended over 5,00,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 to tackle "violent extremism" on the platform. 

According to a report in an international daily, Twitter terminated a total of 376,890 accounts in the last six months of 2016 alone.

Furthermore, the report quoted company's transparency report saying that it had started taking legal requests to remove content posted by verified journalists and media outlets but has not taken any action on the majority of those requests.


First Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:44 PM


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