Twitter suspends ‘10,000 Islamic State accounts’ in extremist purge

The company confirmed it had removed access for thousands of suspected extremists, citing concerns about the promotion of violence by some of the site’s 288 million users.

Experts believe up to 90,000 accounts on Twitter could be linked to the jihadist group or its affiliates.

Twitter has previously acknowledged suspending approximately 2,000 accounts a week in a bid to prevent fighters using the site as a propaganda tool.