Latest technology news resources revealed that Twitter has suspended over a million accounts for being involved in the promotion of terrorism since a few years, claiming that it wants to make the platform “an undesirable place” to support any kind of violence.
Twitter news revealed how it suspended 274,460 accounts in the year 2017 for violating community guidelines against the promotion of terrorism. In a statement issued by Twitter, it told the figure is down 8.4 percent from the previous reporting period and it will continue to see the positive, impact of all the hard work their team had been doing in making the platform an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in any kind of activity increasingly sweeping away from Twitter.
Several governments have been pressurizing Twitter to crack down on any group calling for violent attacks especially the Jihadis while maintaining an open ground for freedom of speech.
93 percent of the suspended accounts were flagged by built-in proprietary tools and that 74 percent were cut off before they even posted their first tweet.
Twitter also says that the reports of violations related to the promotion of terrorism show less than 0.2 percent of all suspensions in the period and it also used the report to express concerns about what it called “legal threats to freedom of expression”.
It also came forward with a Human Rights Watch report gives a hint that governments around the world are increasingly watching out to restrict online speech by forcing social media companies to act as their sensors in order to avoid the promotion of hate speech or violation against the community guidelines related to the promotion of terrorism.