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Twitter’s takedown of ISIS accounts still unsatisfactory

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 16, 2016.

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    The recent announcement that Twitter has taken down 125,000 counts in the last six or so months sounded like they are making substantial gains in stopping ISIS recruitment, fundraising, and planning efforts. That gives people faith that the Internet community is doing its part in protecting the nation and the world.

    It is however curious as to why Twitter decided to make this random announcement given the timing of a lawsuit filed against them, three weeks prior, by Tamara Fields, the widow of Lloyd Fields Jr., who was killed in an ISIS attack. The suit contends that Twitter gave ISIS an unfettered platform to grow their terrorist network and plan attacks for several years. The lawsuit contends that Twitter violated the Anti-Terrorism Act, by providing significant support to ISIS.

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