Group Threatens Lawsuit Over Terror Tweets

Ever since terrorists started using the internet, amateur crusaders, lawmakers and others have tried to fight back, pressuring technology companies to shut out the militants. So it was only a matter of time before the war on terrorist media went social.

On Thursday, an Israeli legal advocacy group Shurat HaDin threatened Twitter with a lawsuit if it didn’t remove the accounts of U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations such as the Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab. Though a legal tussle may give the folks at Twitter a headache, the terrorists behind the Twitter accounts probably aren’t sweating a potential shutdown.

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