Twitter purges more than 300,000 accounts for promoting terrorism

FILE - This Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WCMH)– Twitter has suspended hundreds of thousands of accounts for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism, according to the company.

CNBC reports that a total of 360,000 accounts have been suspended since the middle of 2015.

Twitter says it has bolstered its review process of complaints of extremism along with collaborating with law enforcement, other social platforms, and international non-governmental agencies for better assessment of accounts.

The company also says it has made progression on reducing the amount of time violators are on Twitter and reducing their followers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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