CEP Statement on Twitter’s Suspension of Extremist Accounts


(New York, NY) – The Counter Extremism Project released the following statement in response to Twitter’s claim that the social media company has suspended 235,000 accounts since February 2016 for violating policies related to promotion of terrorism:

“It is clear that extremists continue to use social media and online communications platforms to organize, propagandize and incite. We encourage Twitter to continue to build the requisite capacity needed to proactively enforce its polices related to terrorism. And other social media companies should follow this example and increase their efforts to enforce their terms of service by removing extremist content.”