A group of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) supporters is threatening to take down Facebook and Twitter over their efforts to prevent the terrorists from utilizing social media, according to CNN.
A slide at the end of the video reads: “To Mark and Jack, founders of Twitter and Facebook / and to their Crusader government / You announce daily that you suspend many of our accounts / And to you we say: Is that all you can do? You are not in our league. If you close one account we make 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete your sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true. #Sons_Caliphate_Army.”
The group claims to have hacked thousands of Facebook and Twitter accounts, which it said “have been given to supporters and if Allah permits the rest of them will be distributed also.”
Twitter has taken increased measures to ensure ISIS does not saturate its airwaves with propaganda, suspending more than 125,000 accounts for supporting terrorist acts in the last several months.
Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress this week doubled down on his commitment to utilize Facebook to prevent terrorists from spreading their messages online.
“We feel like we have a pretty big responsibility running this big networking community to help prevent terrorism and different kinds of attacks,” he said. “We have very strong policies on this.”