Twitter continues to fight to keep terrorist groups and sympathizers from using its service. The social network announced today that in the last six months it has suspended 235,000 accounts for violating its policies related to the promotion of terrorism. In February, Twitter reported that it had suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for terrorist-related reasons.
That means Twitter has suspended 360,000 accounts since the middle of last year.
The world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent terror attacks across the globe,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton even raised the issue during her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last month. “We will disrupt their efforts online to reach and radicalize young people in our country. It won’t be easy or quick, but make no mistake – we will prevail,” Clinton said.
Social media, including sites like YouTube and instant messaging service Telegram, have been used for years. Those sites are fighting back, too.