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ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:46:19 AM »

A group claiming to have ties to ISIS has threatened Twitter employees and the company's founder, Jack Dorsey

Self-identified ISIS supporters have made online threats against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees for shutting down accounts that promote ISIS.
In a post on anonymous forum, the group drew an illustration of Dorsey in crosshairs. The Arabic message that follows contains several death threats.

Claiming that Dorsey and Twitter have started a "war" against the Islamic State, the group said the "necks" of Twitter employees have "become an official target to ISIS soldiers and supporters."

 Twitter's terms of service forbid hate speech, threats and posts that promote terrorism. The social media site has actively tried to take down accounts tied to ISIS, particularly after Anonymous hacktivists took it upon themselves to block access to terrorist websites and social media profiles.
 In its post, the group said it would "silence Dorsey's breath."

Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) said it is working to confirm whether the threats are serious.
 "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a spokesman for Twitter said.

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Re: ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 09:12:17 AM »
Again? And this time against twitter founder. Very bad.

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For what I know even certain groups of Anonymous are struggling to take down pro-ISIS accounts ( #OP_ISIS), while others have definitively passed to the Dark Side ( )...

Let's see what's going to happen now and hope the twitter staffers are safe: removing hate speech isn't censorship at all: it's helpful to limit ISIS' extremist recruiting propaganda done through the social media.