Twitter blocks 10, 000 Islamic State sympathisers’


Twitter on Monday announced that it has suspended, in a single day, no fewer than 10,000 accounts suspected of having Islamic State links.

The accounts were suspended for tweeting violent threats.  

Some media reported that it was impossible to verify the assertion independently saying Twitter’s data was 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 spreading propaganda.

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




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