A post written by ISIS supporters has emerged, threatening Twitter employees with death because the microblogging platform deletes accounts related to the terrorist group. Uploaded onto JustPaste.it, the post specifically targets Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, with crosshairs superimposed over a photo of his face.
Written in Arabic, the post, which was first reported by BuzzFeed, says Dorsey and Twitter employees have “become a target for the soldiers of the Caliphate and supporters scattered among your midst!”
While it is difficult to ascertain if the threat was actually posted by people directly involved with ISIS, Twitter is taking it seriously. The company told BuzzFeed “our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials.” Twitter issued the same statement to TechCrunch.
Twitter’s terms of service allow users to post “potentially inflammatory content,” but it draws the line at “direct, specific threats of violence against others.”…
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