Supporters of the Islamic State have posted threats against Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, superimposing a crosshairs on his face. The Arabic-language statement (Google Translate) was posted on (a Pastebin-style site) on Sunday. It expresses frustration over Twitter’s frequent closure of jihadi accounts.
“Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials,” Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman, told Ars in an e-mailed statement Monday morning, declining to answer further questions. “We don’t have any other details to offer at this time.”
According to BuzzFeed, which first reported the story on Sunday, the post reads: “Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.” According to the company’s terms of service, users are not allowed to make “direct, specific threats of violence against others,” and many Islamic State supporters have apparently run afoul of this rule.
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