Monday, September 30, 2013

Why is Twitter Allowing Terrorist Accounts And Suggesting Others To 'Follow Them'

al-Qaeda's own Twitter account has been suspended

Twitter Not Only Allows Terrorist Accounts, But Suggests Terrorists to Follow -- Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

As terrorists increasingly have embraced social media, Twitter has increasingly come under criticism for hosting terror feeds. Al-Shabaab is on it sixth account after getting suspended in the past for tweeting photos of a dead French special ops soldier, and most recently the Somali terror outlet blazed through a few accounts after suspensions for gloating about the Westgate mall massacre. Their latest account, @HSM_PR, has remained active for many days now and has racked up 59 tweets. During the attack and its aftermath, journalists were checking the Shabaab feed for its latest claims and links to statements.

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My Comment: I doubt that Twitter's management are happy with terror groups using their platform to promote violence. With tens of millions of users I suspect that Twitter operates automatically .... and so these groups can easily slip in and use their services.

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