Twitter has suspended hundreds of pro-Islamic State profiles in another platform-wide purge on the social network.
The move came after the international terror group ISIS released another of its propaganda videos which featured British hostage John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper until he was abducted in 2012.
Belgium-based researcher Pieter Van Ostaeyen noted that Twitter had “taken down at least 400 ISIS supporters in the last seven hours.”
Twitter has taken down at least 400 ISIS supporters in the last seven hours. Way bigger move than its previous suspensions.
— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 30, 2014
Last month Twitter actively banned users that posted images of the beheading of American journalist James Foley. However, 27,000 new pro-ISIS accounts were registered on the platform after August 20th, the day that Foley was killed.