After an extensive effort to crack down on social media accounts promoting terrorism, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, are now the new targets of ISIS supporters, threatening the two that they will fight back against these ongoing acts.
A video obtained by Vocativ called "Flames of the Supporters" showed pictures of Zuckerberg and Dorsey being burned in flames and covered all over with bullet holes. The clip, made by an ISIS-supporting hacker group called "Sons of the Caliphate Army" called out on the two executives for combating their activities by taking down their user accounts, deleting groups and pages that promote terrorism online.
“You announce daily that you suspend many of our accounts, and to you we say: Is that all you can do? You are not in our league,” the text on the video clip states. “If you close one account we will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete your sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true.”
Twitter has taken its time to suspend at least 125,000 user accounts that are connected to the ISIS propaganda, emphasizing that terrorism deserves no place on the social networking service. Facebook went on a similar path, saying that any post related to the extremist group will be removed.
With this in consideration, the video further stated that ISIS has control on over 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 groups, and 5,000 Twitter accounts. “Many of these accounts have been given to supporters,” it says.
It can be recalled that ISIS has taken a great effort to further spread and strengthen its propaganda online. Back in September, the infamous group has taken its communication systems to Telegram, though the service has taken its time to suspend accounts that spread terrorism. Moreover, it has also sought the use of Tumblr to expand its reach.
Since then, hacktivist group Anonymous has countered its moves, by declaring war against the extremists. It has taken down its main messaging forum, as well as taking down one of its websites, replacing it with an ad for Viagra.
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