ISIS threatens to kill Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg

A group of ISIS supporters calling themselves the Sons of Caliphate Army have released a 25-minute video in which they promise to go after Facebook and Twitter’s CEOs.

Photos of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey appear multiple times in the video engulfed in flames and marked up with bullet holes.

The video is in response to efforts by Facebook and Twitter to stop terrorist activities on their social networks.

A slide towards 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 suspended 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 will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete you [sic] sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true. #Sons_Caliphate_Army.”

The group also claims to have hacked more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 Facebook groups, and more than 5,000 Twitter accounts.

“Many of these accounts have been given to supporters and if Allah permits the rest of them will be distributed also,” they add.

The video was posted to various ISIS forums on Tuesday.

This isn’t the first time Jack Dorsey has been targeted, another ISIS group in March of 2015 promised to go after Twitter’s CEO for closing down hundreds of their Twitter accounts.

Dorsey and company have stepped up their efforts since the original threat, closing more than 125,000 accounts linked to terrorist groups.

During his keynote at Mobile World Congress this week, Zuckerberg reiterated his stance and Facebook’s policy on helping to fight terrorism 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 on Monday. “We have very strong policies on this.”

Written by Franklin Simmons

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