Twitter blocks 10,000 accounts linked with ISIS

Twitter blocks 10,000 accounts linked with ISIS

Monday, April 13, 2015 7:44 pm

Twitter on Monday announced that it has suspended no fewer than 10,000 accounts in a single day, to suspected have Islamic State (IS) links and for tweeting violent threats.  

Some media reported that it was impossible to verify the assertion independently saying Twitter’s data is not public, but if confirmed, it would be the biggest anti-IS action by Twitter.

The action came against a backdrop of rising criticism that Twitter has allowed the Islamic State to exploit the social network in the spreading of propaganda.

Twitter had previously announced the suspension of about 2,000 accounts in recent months.

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