ISIS threatens lives of Twitter employees
The Islamic State may have found its next target: Twitter
In a post written in Arabic, the extremist group is calling for the deaths of the social media platform's employees, specifically founder Jack Dorsey, for repeatedly shutting down its accounts.
The threats were posted on a programming website and shared on Twitter, warning, "Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you...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...For the 'individual jihadi' all over the world, target the Twitter company and its interests in any place, people, and buildings, and don't allow any one of the atheists to survive."
In February, ISIS posted a video on Twitter suggesting sympathizers launch attacks on police or military officials in the U.S., U.K. and France.
While YouTube and Facebook have also taken down videos showing graphic killings by ISIS, they have not been named as targets by the Islamic State.
A Twitter spokesman told BuzzFeed, "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials."