Twitter suspends 10,000 ISIS-linked accounts in 24 hours

ISIS has used the social media site to recruit foreign fighters, spread propaganda, issue threats to Western governments. (Shutterstock)

Social media giant Twitter has reportedly suspended more than 10.000 accounts linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 24 hours.

The move was triggered by an increase in the amount of reports about ISIS accounts from other members of the site, the UK’s Daily Mail reported Friday.

ISIS has used the social media site to recruit foreign fighters, spread propaganda, issue threats to Western governments.

On Thursday, a Twitter representative confirmed the suspension and said that the accounts were shut down “for tweeting violent threats.”

The information cannot be independently verifies as Twitter data is not public.

In recent months, Twitter acknowledged suspending as many as 2,000 ISIS-linked accounts per week.

In March, Twitter released a statement saying it was working with law enforcement authorities after an online message urged ISIS followers to kill Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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