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Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate "terrorist content" on the popular messaging platform. The accounts frozen since mid-2015 were targeted "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts," said Twitter, which is under pressure from governments to act but is also keen not to be seen as effectively censoring free speech. "Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups," Twitter said on its policy blog.
The Monkees, the original reality TV stars whose band was conceived as a show, are returning with a new album and tour for their 50th anniversary. The album announced Friday, entitled "Good Times!", will be the first by The Monkees in 20 years and features tracks written by others for the classic band. The songwriters include legendary singer and contemporary Neil Diamond as well as prominent alternative rockers such as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and Ben Gibbard, frontman of Death Cab for Cutie.