VIOLENT EXTREMISM: TWITTER SHUTS DOWN 636,00 ACCOUNTS

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[Twitter]–Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it had suspended 636,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle “violent extremism” on its microblogging platform.

Twitter which revealed this in its latest transparency report, included that it shut down a total of 376,890 accounts in the last six months of 2016,

Twitter also said it had started taking legal requests to remove content posted by verified journalists and media outlets.

Twitter said it had received 88 such requests, but had not taken any action on the majority of these requests.

Twitter was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams as a form online platform where users can interact with short messages(tweets) not more than 140 characters.

It gained popularity in 2012 and has since become one of the biggest social media platform to reckon with.




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