Islamic State Propaganda Video Threaten Mark Zuckerberg And Jack Dorsey For Anti-Terrorism Efforts On Social Media
Promising to take 10 accounts for every one that has been deleted, the Islamic State has directed its rhetoric back at social media and the companies behind the networks. More specifically, the terrorist collective has threatened the lives of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a new video.
A division or an affiliate of the group, calling themselves Sons Caliphate Army, vowed to step up its efforts to leverage social media sites for their propaganda. The group claims it has hacked more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, more than 5,000 Twitter accounts and more than 150 Facebook groups.
"Many of these accounts have been given to supporters and if Allah permits, the rest of them will be distributed also," the group states in the video.
The video includes pictures of Dorsey and Zuckerberg with simulated bullet holes painted over their faces.
While Twitter has taken heat for the amount of abuse and bullying that occurs on its social network, the company has seemingly been much more responsive to all flavors of terrorism that has popped up in the Twitterverse.
Since mid-2015, Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for promoting or threatening "terroristic acts, primarily related to ISIS," the company stated in a Feb. 5 blog post. Twitter also beefed up the teams responsible for reviews and reports related to terrorism.
All of this has apparently enraged supporters of the terrorist group, resulting in the 25-minute-long video rant.
"To Mark and Jack, founders of Twitter and Facebook and to their crusader government, you announce daily that you suspended many of our accounts," states the group in the video. "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 you sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true (sic)."
Twitter doesn't plan to respond to the this latest threat because such language is becoming so common, a spokesperson stated.
"Welcome to our everyday life," stated the spokesperson.