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Twitter shuts down 10,000 ISIS-linked accounts in one day | Naked Security

17.10.15

Twitter shuts down 10,000 ISIS-linked accounts in one day | Naked Security: According to the New York Times, the sudden disappearance of Twitter accounts linked to the group - also known as the Islamic State, ISIL and Daesh - and its supporters was noticed recently by Twitter activists and experts who monitor such Twitter traffic.

A Twitter representative on Thursday confirmed to news outlets that its violations department had in fact suspended some 10,000 accounts on one day - 2 April - "for tweeting violent threats".

The Twitter representative, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, attributed the wave of shutdowns to ISIS opponents who've been vigilant in reporting accounts for policy violation:


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