(AP/Richard Drew)

Organizations such as ISIS and al-Qaeda use social media to recruit, pass messages to operatives and create a buzz around their activities.

After previous criticisms for its lack of action, social-media company Twitter announced a clampdown on those using it to spread jihadi ideas.

Twitter closed 125,000 accounts, the company said in a statement February 5.

“We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service,” the statement read.

A large proportion of the accounts closed down were somehow linked to ISIS, with other connected to al-Qaeda.

Twitter said it too several steps to deal with the issue:

“We have increased the size of the teams that review reports, reducing our response time significantly. We also look into other accounts similar to those reported and leverage proprietary spam-fighting tools to surface other potentially violating accounts for review by our agents. We have already seen results, including an increase in account suspensions and this type of activity shifting off of Twitter.

By: Clarion Project