ISIS releases video threatening founders of Facebook and Twitter


The Islamic State group posted a nearly half-hour long video yesterday, threatening the respective co-founders and CEOs of Twitter and Facebook, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg.

The hacking unit -which goes by the moniker “Sons Caliphate Army”- claims that they hacked more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, more than 150 Facebook groups and more than 5,000 Twitter profiles. “Many of these accounts have been given to supporters,”

In the video, ISIS hackers are shown hacking hundreds social media accounts, often filling them with propaganda.

The respective co-founders and CEOs of Twitter and Facebook, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg appear on screen as well. In the video, an image with both men’s faces appears in red, surrounded by flames and bullet holes. The words “Flames of Ansar” or “Flames of the Followers” appear on the screen, followed by a taunting statement:

“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,” the video’s text reads. “If you close one account, we will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete (your) sites, Allah willing, and will know that (what) we say is true.”

The video was discovered on online platform Telegram, a popular method of communication for ISIS as it encrypts all messages sent via the application.

In an interview with The Guardian, Twitter representatives said it was unsurprised by the threat, saying that “it just happens all the time. Welcome to our everyday life.”

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