An ISIS-affiliated group has threatened to assassinate Twitter employees after they shut down their accounts. Twitter decided to listen to protests to shut them out of social media because ISIS posted gruesome photos and called on others to join. Users linked to the extremists tweeted a series of messages on Sunday urging ‘lone wolves’ in the US and Europe to make the firm their target. Tweets from a now-suspended account, as translated by Vocativ read:
#TheConceptOfLoneWolfAttacks The time has arrived to respond to Twitter’s management by directly attacking their employees and physically assassinating them!! Those who will carry this out are the sleepers cells of death.’
: ‘Twitter management should know that if they do not stop their campaign in the virtual world, we will bring the war to them in the real world on the ground.”Every Twitter employee in San Francisco in the United States should bear in mind and watch over himself because on his doorstep there might be a lone wolf assassin waiting’. ‘#AttackingTwitterEmployees is on the agenda of mujahedeen and lone wolves who are across Europe’.