The “Sons Caliphate Army,” a group of hackers associated with the militant Islamic group, posted a video that shows photos of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey engulfed in flames and as targets for bullets.
The 25-minute video, titled “Flames of the Supporters,” is said to have been authenticated by Storyful, a startup that focuses on verifying news coming from the social Web.
Facebook and Twitter have announced campaigns to eliminate activities by Islamic State extremists on their platforms by suspending accounts and deleting posts that promote violence and terrorism. This mighty miffed IS which found social media to be a fertile recruiting ground.
Twitter suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” After the massacre in San Bernardino, Facebook removed the profile belonging to Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters in the attack, for violating community standards. Facebook prohibits any praise or promotion of “acts of terror.”
The video shows that hackers still have access to accounts on the social networks despite efforts by Facebook and Twitter to banish them.
“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. 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 we say is true.”
The video claims that IS-associated hackers have control of more than 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 Facebook groups and more than 5,000 Twitter profiles.
“Many of these accounts have been given to supporters,” the video says.