Radicalisation in the digital era is not new, but now one of Twitter's key executives has said that there's "no doubt" that social media content, in some cases, contributes to radicalisation.
Vijaya Gadde, Legal, Public Policy & Trust and Safety Lead at Twitter, said the organisation has policies in place to combat such content, the Vox has reported.
Many have criticised the micro-blogging firm for moving too slowly, particularly in removing white supremacist content. Its progress has been slow, according to reports.
Twitter had said last month that it was conducting an in-house research to decide whether racism-promoting white supremacists should be allowed to stay on its platform.
While the app has had a troubled history with white supremacists on its platform, it wondered if open conversation would be more effective than bans.
The social media platform has also faced allegations in the past that it was biased against conservative voices.
"Twitter should let the banned Conservative Voices back onto their platform, without restriction. It's called Freedom of Speech, remember. You are making a Giant Mistake!" the US President had tweeted.
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