Accounts suspended by twitter ranks 166,153 for terrorism content in the second half of 2018. This is however less than the number of accounts suspended the last time.
Alongside FaceBook and Google, Twitter is under pressure from government and regulators to eliminate extremist content from their platform. Announcing this transparency report, the company said its technical tools were 91% accurate in producing accounts with terrorism content proactively suspended by its internal technology.
Majority of these accounts had their opening details as the red flag.
“This sharp decrease is indicative of a larger trend we are now observing — year-on-year the numbers of terrorist organizations attempting to use our service is reducing,’’ Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s vice president for public policy said in a statement.
“This can be attributed to a robust technical approach that we’ve enhanced over many years. We are encouraged by these metrics but will remain vigilant,” she said.