Twitter Investigates Alleged ISIS Threats To Its Co-Founder And Employees

ISIS calls out its supporters to attack Twitter's co-founder in its latest release.

Twitter has been pretty active in shutting down or blocking social media accounts whose content indicate any affiliation with terrorists, especially the Islamic State militants, an endeavor that landed the social media giant in the cross-hairs of the militant group.

In a  post shared online, an unknown author directly addresses Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, condemning him for shutting down various militant accounts. It also calls for ISIS supporters and jihadis to punish the social media giant, warning the company, “We always come back.”

Twitter is investigating the authenticity of these threats. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," they said in a statement.

As Buzzfeed reports, the post appeared on Pastebin – an anonymous online site usually used by programmers to store and share computer codes – with the signature black ISIS flag and Photoshopped image of Dorsey targeted by a gun.

“You started this failed war,” it  reads. “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.”

The author calls for individual mujahids all over the world to target the “interests” of Twitter and its employees and “don’t allow any one of the atheists to survive.”

The post also reads, “But when our lions come and take your breath, you will never come back to life.”

Twitter’s rules and policies prohibit user from publishing direct or specific threats of violence against others.

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