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Monday, February 06, 2017

Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

According to sources, radical social media accounts are using photos of Nawar al-Awlaki, the 8-year-old daughter of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed in the U.S.-led raid in Yemen on Sunday, to recruit members. That’s just the latest in a plethora of social media strategies and campaigns created by extremists to recruit and spread their jidhadi message.

“Recruitment has many forms, and sharing the news of her death and her picture can be seen as a motivation to some to join the jihadi cause,” a spokesperson for the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) told Fox News. “MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor has observed many accounts, both jihadi and non-jihadi, discussing the killing of Nawar al-Awlaki and displaying her picture.”

Companies like Twitter and Facebook have been hit with a slew of civil lawsuits the past year alleging that the companies are liable for the deaths of those killed in terror attacks by ISIS and organizations that have used social media platforms to spread their message. Among those suing are the families of the Pulse Nightclub victims, who filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the companies provided “material support” to ISIS and helped radicalize the shooter.

A Facebook spokesperson told Fox News that terrorist activity is not allowed on the platform.



Anonymous said...

Stop just calling him Trump and start referring to him as President Trump. Have some respect for the office, please.

Anonymous said...

That's rich. It should be President Obama too.

Anonymous said...

Lawsuits against Trump are being mostly funded by Soros and leftist state's attorneys general. Soros should be deported for inciting riots and anyone else who is playing along with his left-wing madness.

Anonymous said...

Twitter sounds like a willing enabler of the bad guys since they obviously monitor what is posted on their platform. In effect, they're providing a safe house and info conduit.

Hope they spend millions on legal defense, and lose yuge!