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Twitter: We Suspended 360K Accounts Over 'Violent Extremism'

The report on its efforts come after Twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to keep extremist groups like Islamic State from using the short-messaging service to crowdsource supporters and potential attackers

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    Twitter: We Suspended 360K Accounts Over 'Violent Extremism'
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    According to a source from Bloomberg news Twitter will soon allow an expansion of its 140 character limit. At the moment 23 character spaces are taken up by links and photos. In March Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed there would be no change so as to keep the brevity of the moment of a tweet. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism.

    The San Francisco-based company says it has also made progress in preventing users who were suspended from immediately returning to the platform using different accounts, which has been a problem in the past.

    Twitter says its rate of daily suspensions is up 80 percent since last year, though it did not provide specific numbers. It says the suspensions spike immediately following terrorist attacks.

    The report on its efforts come after Twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to keep extremist groups like Islamic State from using the short-messaging service to crowdsource supporters and potential attackers.

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    (Published Friday, June 23, 2017)