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More Terrorists on Twitter

"The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 10 people.

The attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is the first to be claimed by the Saudi branch of IS, which was formally established last November.

The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the bomber by an account that is a reliable source on the group."


Quote from a BBC news article today.

This is yet another example of why my opinion is that anyone who chooses to use and support Twitter is aiding and abetting international terrorists.

I can almost guarantee you that if I started a web site for the purpose of allowing murderers to gloat about their crimes, the site would be shut down and I would quickly find myself in jail. Yet Twitter is allowed to do exactly that – provide a "broadcasting service" to mass murderers. The major news media, in turn "report" what they find on the Twitter streams, so obviously the media outlets are "following" these people; or in other words, supporting their atrocities by supporting their presence on Twitter.

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dblume
May. 24th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
I can't defend Twitter, and I am uncomfortable with the guilt-by-association, because I do do rare tweets there, mostly with technical colleagues.

I'd want to imagine that Twitter is helping authorities track down the terrorists, but that's all I'd be doing: wanting to imagine.

I'm replying to assure you that your argument is being considered. I wouldn't want you to think it's being unheard or ignored.
davidd
May. 24th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Gah! My response exceeded LJ's 4300 character limit for responses.

I'll post my response as a new LJ post!
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