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Twitter Deletes 10,000 ISIS Accounts – in One Day

Large-scale purge due to ‘violent threats,’ many reports about jihadist activity; up to 90,000 accounts may be linked to ISIS.
Twitter has once again cleansed its servers of thousands of Islamic State (ISIS)-related accounts, citing the “violent threats” the group has launched on the social media platform and citing a “large amount of reports” over jihadist activity, according to a representative.

18,800 accounts had been shuttered in 2014 and January of this year, a step experts said was “the tip of the iceberg.”

On Friday, Twitter revealed it had chipped away another part of ISIS’s social media campaigning, deleting another 10,000 accounts in a single day earlier this month, according to the Daily Mail. While Twitter’s interface data is not public, if true, the deletions would mark the biggest one-day data purge in Twitter history.

Experts predict that Twitter could be home from anywhere from 45,000 to 90,000 jihadists – all of them using the social networking site as a recruiting and propaganda tool.

Twice, jihadists have threatened Twitter employees due to the shutdowns.


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