ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger in Foreign Policy
On the 19th September ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger was cited in a Foreign Policy article about twitter’s suspension of terrorist-associated twitter accounts in the first half of 2017. The article stated that 300,000 twitter accounts were suspended between January and June of 2017, after social media companies received pressure to ‘crack down on terrorist use of the internet’. According to Berger “While it is no doubt possible for Twitter and Facebook to continue to improve the suppression of ISIS on their platforms, and they have to stay alert to new tactics, they are at a point of diminishing returns, in which they would have to invest a lot of time and technology to achieve what would be pretty incremental improvements”.
Read the article here.