do realize if we all stopped reporting terrorist accounts and graphic
images, Twitter would be flooded with terrorists,”WauchulaGhost,
an anti-terrorist hacker with Anonymous told The
from groups such as Anonymous, GhostSec,and Ctrl Sec regularly
publish lists of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supporters
and recruiters, and call on the wider online community to report the
related social media accounts for suspension.
the hacktivists say they are now the ones being targeted by Twitter,
which recently strengthened its rules regarding online
January, US widow Tamara Fields filed a lawsuit against Twitter after
her husband was killed in Jordan in an IS attack. She accuses the
social network of facilitating communication between terrorists and
fueling the growth of IS.
3,000 IS-supporting Twitter accounts are active at any given time,
according to a George
published last month.
report found that Twitter and Facebook are the two main platforms
used by IS supporters to spread their propaganda. It also found that
the Twitter suspensions were having an impact on the propaganda reach
of IS among its English-speaking supporters.