Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts



    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts

    Feb 6, Washington: Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the company said on Saturday.

    The US-based firm in a blog said the accounts "primarily related to ISIS" (the so-called Islamic State group). It also condemned the use of Twitter to promote terrorism.

    Twitter has more than 500 million users around the world.

    The company added that it was co-operating with law enforcement bodies "when appropriate" as well as other organisations, BBC news report said.

    Governments around the world - including the US - have been urging social media companies to take more robust measure to tackle online activity aimed at promoting violence.

    A study towards the tail-end of 2014 estimated that around 46,000 accounts had been used to post extremist material, and so in just over a year that number has rocketed.

    The Oslo Times