ISIS threatens to kill Twitter founder and employees: Report

ISIS threatens to kill Twitter founder and employees: Report
An online post on Sunday threatening Twitter "interests" was accompanied by an image of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in the crosshairs of a gun.

SINGAPORE - Supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday called on other supporters to kill Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter employees, after the social media company repeatedly blocked the accounts of jihadists who use the platform to spread videos of executions.

Buzzfeed News reported that an online post addressed to Dorsey also called for "'individual jihadi' all over the world" to attack Twitter "interests" and not to allow "any one of the atheists to survive".

Accompanying the post was an image of Dorsey in the crosshairs of a gun.

It is unclear who wrote the post.

The call is apparently in response to Twitter's frequent blocking of the jihadists' social media accounts.

"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," the post said. "You started this failed war."

"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.

"But when our lions come and take your breath, you will never come back to life."

The militants have taken to using social media to promote its war, and the US-led coalition has repeatedly said that the militants' online presence must be curbed.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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