Protecting Ad Revenue Motivates Social Networks to Ban Trolls, Terrorists

The bottom line for social networks and advertisers is that ads appearing next to this kind of content is bad for business

Extreme content has always existed on social media. But in more recent years, it seems to have reached disruptive levels. While some have blamed Twitter’s troll problem for its slow growth and Reddit has been called an incubator for white supremacists, neither network has been effective in its efforts to curb pervasive harassment issues. But recently, it’s gotten so bad that advertisers are worried, and social sites are taking more punitive measures.