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Monday, March 2, 2015

ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees

Posted By on Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 8:56 AM

We read disturbing news this weekend that  ISIS supporters are now targeting the Bay Area, calling on terrorists to kill Twitter employees who have been blocking the jihadist group's social media accounts. 

Buzzfeed first reported the news, saying that ISIS specifically called out Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” according to an online post addressed to the San Francisco-based CEO. 

The news site notes that the threat was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun.

Twitter has been quick to remove ISIS videos that have shown the gruesome executions of hostages, as well as accounts hosting those videos, as it's in violation of the company's terms of service.

“You started this failed war,” the ISIS post says. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back. “But when our lions [brave men] come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.”

“For the ‘individual jihadi’ all over the world, target the Twitter company and its interests in any place, people, and buildings, and don’t allow any one of the atheists to survive.”

Jim Prosser, spokesman for Twitter, tells us that  "our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials."

[via Buzzfeed]
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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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