Alia Manzoor

Alia is a freelance writer based in London, UK.

Twitter bans extremist accounts, Supports ‘True Islam’ campaign

This week Twitter announced that it has removed an additional 235,000 twitter accounts, “in order to maintain a safe environment for users on Twitter”. The company said that the accounts were banned for their links to terrorism, while some were suspended for violating twitters policies on supporting extremism. In total the San Francisco-based firm has banned over 360,000 accounts, saying the rate has gone up to 80 percent since last year. Twitter also highlighted it’s own efforts to counter violent …