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Twitter Suspends 235,000 More Accounts Linked To Terrorism

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Twitter announced that its efforts to thwart users threatening or promoting terrorism from using the service have led to 235,000 accounts being suspended.

The San Francisco-based social network said Thursday the latest suspensions follow 125,000 accounts being suspended from mid-2015 to February of this year. A total of 360,000 accounts have been suspended since the middle of last year.

"As noted by numerous third parties, our efforts continue to drive meaningful results, including a significant shift in this type of activity off of Twitter," the company said in a blog post.

Twitter said daily suspensions of accounts mostly related to ISIS are up over 80 percent since last year, with suspensions spiking following terror attacks.

The social network said they have improved their response times in suspending accounts and in preventing suspended users from returning.

Twitter said they would work continue to work with law enforcement to prevent or prosecute terror attacks, and with non-governmental organizations to battle violent extremism online.

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