IS Supporters Create Video Threatening Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

By Cheri Cheng - 25 Feb '16 14:17PM
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A video allegedly created by supporters of the extremist group, the Islamic State, has made direct threats to the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter.

Vocativ analysts found the video on Telegram, which ISIS frequently uses. ISIS is another term for the terrorist group.

The 25-minute long clip, titled "Flames Of The Supporters," which was released by "the Sons of the Caliphate army," called out Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey for using their social media platforms to fight against terrorism.

The clip also showed hackers allegedly changing the pages of more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, more than 150 Facebook pages and at least 5,000 Twitter accounts while distributing ISIS propaganda throughout both websites.

The clip ends with a text threat that read:

"To Mark and Jack, founders of Twitter and Facebook and to their Crusader government. 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. 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. #Sons_Caliphate_Army."

Facebook stated that it works to prevent terrorists from using the website for terrorist related activities, such as promoting propaganda and attempting to recruit supporters.

"We don't want people doing that kind of stuff on Facebook," Zuckerberg said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week in regards to terrorism on his platform. "If we have opportunities to basically work with governments and folks to make sure that there aren't terrorist attacks then we're going to take those opportunities and we feel a pretty strong responsibility to help make sure that society is safe."

Twitter has outwardly said that it suspended 125,000 accounts that had been used "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS."

Facebook and Twitter have not responded to this video.

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