Twitter cracks down on users promoting terrorism

- Twitter is answering the government's call to help crack down on terrorism. Since June 2015, the social media site has suspended 360,000 accounts for promoting terrorism; 235,000 of them in just the last 6 months.

ISIS and ISIS supporters are fluid on social media, which has become a recruitment tool. Twitter had been criticized for not doing enough to prevent users from promoting terrorism.

In the past year, the world has been hit with a wave of terrorist attacks, including Orlando, France, Germany and Turkey.

Twitter says it has been adding new tools to help detect suspicious accounts. It is hiring people who are fluent in different languages. "We have also made progress in disrupting the ability of those suspended to immediately return to the platform," Twitter says.

However, there isn't any full-proof method that guarantees Twitter can flag every account that promotes terrorism.

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