Twitter Shuts Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts; Bringing Live Streaming To Asia

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the social media company has closed about 125,000 accounts related to terrorism.

Talking to at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Wednesday, Dorsey said “we’re being very aggressive in shutting these accounts down. We get help from governments all over the world in pointing out these accounts,” reported CNBC.

Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, said safety is one of the company’s top five priorities for the year. The company is also stepping up measures to protect individuals from the abuse, he said.

Twitter Launching Live Streaming in Asia

Twitter is planning to launch a live video streaming in Asia, according to one of the company’s executives.

Rishi Jaitly, vice president for Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa at Twitter said the platform was “built for the LIVE experiences.”

Speaking to CNBC at RISE 2016, Jaitly said better internet connectivity in Asia made the region ready for live video streaming.

The company struck a deal with KKBOX, one of Asia’s leading music streaming services, to bring Chinese pop music or C-Pop to a wider, global audience.

Users would see live content on their Twitter account by using the hashtag #OnlyOnTwitter. The hashtag would allow KKBOX to publish live content on users’ accounts. The live content will include weekly Q&A sessions with artists, autographed video clips from musicians and producers, and live broadcasting of C-Pop concerts via Periscope, according to the report.

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