Twitter announced that it has suspended 235,000 accounts of users who allegedly used the social networking platform to promote terrorism.
While Twitter said it was cooperating with anti-terrorist
units of different national security agencies, the social networking giant said
it continues to respect its users' privacy and has reportedly prevented intelligence
agencies from accessing its users' accounts.
According to a Twitter statement, "Since that
announcement, the world has witnessed a further wave of deadly, abhorrent
terror attacks across the globe. We strongly condemn these acts and remain
committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform."
TAKEAWAY TRENDTwitter walks a fine line between monitoring users' posts and suspending accounts allegedly used to promote terrorism and respecting free speech laws around the world.