Anonymous: We've taken down 800 ISIS Twitter accounts - Feb. 10, 2015
The enemy of my enemy is my friend?Hundreds of social media accounts apparently linked to terrorist group ISIS have been shut down.
Hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for targeting nearly 800 Twitter accounts, 12 Facebook pages and over 50 email addresses because of their links with ISIS.
Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) did not respond to a request for comment. Facebook (FB, Tech30) said it had shut down 11 of the 12 pages listed by Anonymous because they breached its rules. It declined to comment on whether it had been alerted to the offending content by the hackers.
Anonymous declared war against Islamic extremists last month, saying in a YouTube video that they would track down their websites and social media networks and take them down.