Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terror

Twitter, known for its easy-access policies, defends itself against accusations that the company is a mouthpiece for terror.

Rachel Kaplan ,


Twitter announced, on a blog post, that is has suspended some 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies on terrorism.

Twitter forbids the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. Since February, the San Francisco-based media hub has suspended 235,000 accounts for violating that policy.

Twitter also claims it is responding faster, with daily suspensions up 80 percent from last year. It says suspensions spike immediately after terror attacks.

The company is now focusing on keeping repeated offenders from making new accounts, an ongoing problem as it tries to snuff incitement and ISIS-recruiters from its tweets.

Twitter has recently come under fire for being a herald for terror promoters. The recent blog post seems to counter those claims.