The terrorist group ISIS is not happy with Facebook and Twitter deleting their accounts, profiles, pages and groups — So it is now threatening to Kill the CEO of Facebook and Twitter.
Following the swift actions being taken by Twitter and Facebook against accounts that share and spread pro-ISIS content on their platforms, a hacker group supporting ISIS has launched a video, attacking the aforementioned services’ CEOs personally, saying that their methods of blocking accounts will not be successful, TechCrunch reports.
A lot of fuss has been made over the past two years about how ISIS uses social media platforms to brainwash youths as well as spread hate messages about all they are against. The terrorist group has been in the news quite frequently with all their attacks and warnings to people all over the world.
[q]Experts believe one shouldn’t the video seriously[/q]
However, there are many hacking groups as well as other organizations that have started acting out against ISIS on the internet by hacking into and making public the accounts and websites used by the terrorist faction. Twitter and Facebook have also been actively blocking accounts that share pro-ISIS content. However, this has not gone unnoticed by ISIS, who have reiterated by posting a video.
The video primarily lists out and shows the various accounts hacked by this pro-ISIS hacking group that call themselves Sons of the Caliphate. The video also contains a message for Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, CEOs of Twitter and Facebook respectively, lashing out against their recent surge of blocking accounts sharing pro-ISIS content.
The message reads: ‘
‘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’.
The video also shows bullet-laden faces of the two CEOs.
Both Twitter and Facebook will look to up their strategy even more after this video, spotted initially by Vocativ which is a hybrid media and deep web analysis company. Twitter had announced that in 2015 alone it had blocked some 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, which are primarily related to ISIS.
Facebook has been taking active action against hate and extremist content shared through their platform as well. While news about Facebook and Twitter accounts being blocked has indeed become more frequent, this video is a reiteration from the other side.
This is not the first time that such a video targeting Twitter CEO and its employees has been posted, though. In March last year, a similar video which lashed out at Twitter and its employees and threatened them was shared via Telegram, a B-side option used by terrorists to communicate and share information. Telegram is the backup place for terrorists banned from social media. In the light of such things taking place, Telegram has been taking action against such deeds in its own way as well.
In the past, hackers from the ISIS terrorist group also threatened to launch an electronic war in Europe and the United States, however, no such cyber attacks were witnessed.