Jessica Goodfellow
May 10, 2019

Twitter claims headway in removing harmful accounts

The company appears to be making progress in reducing the spread of terrorism and child sexual exploitation on its platform.

The volume of accounts removed by Twitter relating to terrorism and child sexual exploitation continued to fall in the second half of 2018, which the company says is proof its efforts are working.

In its biannual Twitter Transparency Report released Thursday, the social-media platform revealed it suspended over 166,000 accounts between July to December 2018 for violations related to promotion of terrorism, which is 19% less than in the previous period.

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