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News in brief: Twitter stops terrorists; WhatsApp stops UK gov; Russia stops Dark Web drugs

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Twitter KOs terror-related accounts

Twitter has suspended nearly a million accounts for promoting terrorism in the last two years.

The social networking giant outlined the activity in its latest transparency report. Thereportis designed to share information about government terms of service (TOS) requests Twitter receives and how it handles them. The new report focuses heavily on the suspension of terrorist-related accounts.

In the past year, Twitter said the second-highest volume of requests from governments around the world dealt with terrorism:

We are referring to accounts that actively incite or promote violence associated with internationally recognized terrorist organizations, promote internationally recognized terrorist organizations, and accounts attempting to evade prior enforcement.

The microblogging platform also reports that it’s seen an80% reduction in such accounts reported by governments compared to the previous reporting period (the six months leading up to...(continued)

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