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    Twitter says it suspended 1.2 million accounts for terrorism-promotion violations

    witter Inc. said Thursday it suspended 1.21 million accounts from its social media platform between August 2015 and the end of 2017 for “violations related to the promotion of terrorism.”
    Twitter also said the suspensions were on a downswing.
    They included 274,460 suspended accounts in the second half of 2017, which were down 8.4 percent from the previous reporting period and the second consecutive period “in which we’ve seen a drop in the number of accounts being suspended for this reason,” Twitter said in a blog post covering its 12th biannual “transparency report.”
    Twitter also said 74 percent of the accounts involved in the latest reporting period “were suspended before their first tweet.”
    “We continue to see the positive, significant impact of years of hard work making our site an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in this type of activity increasingly shifting away from Twitter,” the company said.