Pro-ISIS Hacker Group Video Threatens Twitter, Facebook CEOs Over Account Suspensions


Twitter and Facebook have recently claimed to be stepping up their fights against extremist content being hosted on their platforms.

Indeed, there is some evidence that certain tactics to counter extremists’ appropriation of mainstream social media platforms — such as Twitter deploying repeat account suspensions — is having an impact on the spread of extremist propaganda.

Earlier this month Twitter blogged about stepping up its fight against “violent extremism” on its platform, saying it has increased the size of the teams reviewing reports of problem content and noting it had suspended more than 125,000 accounts for “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS” since the middle of 2015 alone.

However this more pro-active stance to try to…

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