Twitter in its quest to tackle terrorism articles says it suspended in the second half of last year over 166,000 accounts.
Together with Google and Facebook, face legislation or Twitter is under pressure from governments and regulators to remove extremist content more rapidly.
Announcing its latest transparency report, the company stated its specialized resources were producing results, with 91 percent of accounts promoting terrorism content proactively suspended by its internal technology, the majority of which happened before their first tweet since the information used to set up them raised red flags.
For encouraging terrorism twitter suspended 166,153 accounts between July and December, a 19 percent drop from the 205,156 accounts suspended from the previous six months.
Based on Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s vice president for public policy, “this sharp decrease is indicative of a larger trend we are now observing year-on-year the numbers of terrorist organizations attempting to use our service is reducing. This can be attributed to a robust approach that we’ve improved over several years. We’re encouraged by these metrics but will stay vigilant”.