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February 09, 2016
Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown
Washington (AFP) Feb 5, 2016
Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate "terrorist content" on the popular messaging platform. The accounts frozen since mid-2015 were targeted "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts," said Twitter, which is under pressure from governments to act but is also keen not to be seen as effectively censoring free speech. "Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atroci ... read more

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