Monday, July 18, 2016

Social Media Companies Moved Quickly To Suppress Islamic Extremist Celebrations of The Nice Attack


Reuters: Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said on Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda.

A spate of violence over the past several months has posed numerous challenges to social media companies. Friday's unsuccessful military coup in Turkey was marked first by restrictions on social media, internet monitoring groups said, but the crackdown appeared to ease as the events unfolded and numerous citizens broadcast live video on Facebook and sent tweets.

U.S. and French authorities on Friday were still trying to determine whether the Tunisian man who drove a truck into Bastille Day crowds on Thursday, killing 84 people, had ties to Islamic militants.

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WNU Editor: I give them credit (Twitter and Facebook) .... they were quick. In the past I was always appalled by the images that terror groups were able to post after a terror attack .... this time there was nothing .... it was all blocked.

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