Saturday, January 26, 2013

al-Shabaab's Twitter Account Has Been Suspended

Omar Hammami announced through his Twitter account that al-Shabab had threatened to kill him [Al Jazeera]

Twitter Suspends al-Shabaab Account -- The Guardian

Al-Qaida-linked Somali militants used Twitter to announce death threat against Kenyan hostages, breaking terms of service.

Twitter has suspended an account used by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabaab after the insurgents used the site to post a hostage video and death threat.

The @HSMPress Twitter account was suspended two days after al-Shabaab used the platform to announce a death threat against Kenyan hostages unless Kenya's government met its demands. Twitter's terms of service say it does not allow specific threats of violence against others in its posts.

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More News On al-Shabaab's Twitter Account Being Suspended

Somali militant Twitter account suspended after posting hostage video and death threat -- National Post/AP
Twitter freezes account of Somali al-Qaeda -- Al Jazeera
Al Shabaab says enemies closed its Twitter account -- Reuters
Al Shabaab Has Been Dismantled... on Twitter -- The Atlantic
Al-Shabab Twitter Account Apparently Suspended -- Voice of America
Terrorists Knocked Off Twitter After Threats
-- ABC News
Twitter account of Somali militants suspended after death threat tweet against hostages -- Washington Post/AP
Somali militants’ Twitter shut after death threat -- Salon
Al Shabab finally goes too far for Twitter -- Passport/Foreign Policy

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