Extremist group threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey in IS propaganda video

Extremist group threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey in IS propaganda video

A new propaganda video -- posted on Telegram social media site this week -- by the supporters of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for the anti-terrorist initiatives being taken by their respective social networking sites.

The 25-minute video was first spotted by Vocative on Wednesday. The video clip is titled ‘Flames of the Supporters;’ and it has been posted by a supposedly IS-affiliate extremist group which calls itself ‘The Sons of the Caliphate Army.’

The video mostly comprises photos of Zuckerberg and Dorsey riddled with digitally added bullet holes.

In a message released via the video, the extremist group has warned Zuckerberg and Dorsey of dire consequences for the efforts undertaken by Facebook and Twitter to thwart IS’ social media presence by suspending the group’s accounts and removing posts related to violence and extremism.

The extremist group has also asserted in the video that it would accelerate its efforts to leverage social networking sites for IS propaganda. The group has also claimed that it has hacked over 10,000 Facebook accounts, more than 150 Facebook groups, and more than 5,000 Twitter accounts; and added: "Many of these accounts have been given to supporters and if Allah permits, the rest of them will be distributed also."

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