Facebook and Twitter CEOs are targeted by ISIS

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  • Posted: February 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

ISIS has a new target; Facebook and Twitter CEOs. A group of hackers called Sons Caliphate Army associated with ISIS posted a video that shows photos of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey drowning in flames and as targets for bullets.

The 25-minute video, titled “Flames of the Supporters,” is said to have been authenticated by Storyful, a startup that focuses on verifying news coming from the social Web.

The fight against terrorists was picked up by many institutions including the UN. The fight is meant to create a peaceful coexistence between states through campaigns and other humanitarian work. The narrative raised by peace activists is a voice of uniting citizens by upholding good national values.

Recently, the country was faced with a tragic act of terrorism when the country lost more than 180 soldiers in Somali. This particular act is fought by relevant stakeholders like the media and government by passing positive messages.

The social media giants were picked because their efforts to combat terrorist activities on their respective social networks. Both Facebook and Twitter in recent months have announced campaigns to eliminate activities by Islamic State extremists on their platforms by suspending accounts and deleting posts that promote violence and terrorism.

After the death of more than 120 people in Paris and other countries, tech companies formulated campaigns to combat terrorism. In addition, federal law enforcement and security officials at the Silicon Valley joined the campaign.

Twitter suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” After the massacre in San Bernardino, Facebook removed the profile belonging to Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters in the attack, for violating community standards. Facebook prohibits any praise or promotion of “acts of terror.”

From the video, terrorists claim they have the ability of gaining access to to accounts on the social networks despite efforts by Facebook and Twitter to banish them.

“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,” text on the video clip reads, according to Vocativ, which first spotted the video. “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 claims that ISIS-associated hackers have control of more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 Facebook groups and more than 5,000 Twitter profiles.

“Many of these accounts have been given to supporters,” the video says.

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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Erick Vateta is a lawyer by training, poet, script and creative writer by talent, a model, and tech enthusiast. He covers International tech trends, data security and cyber attacks.
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