The Paris area was shocked by a major terrorist attack Friday night that is being claimed by the Neo-Caliphate terrorist group ISIS. But just hours before this attack was carried out, Facebook removed a key Anonymous group responsible for identifying and reporting thousands of social media accounts used by ISIS recruiters.
Regardless of your views on ISIS, their origins and who is pulling the strings and funding them, one thing is clear: they have been spreading their ideology and recruiting using Facebook and Twitter more than any “on-the-ground”, traditional methods.
The Anonymous group Red Cult initiated an operation to counter the ISIS social media presence, called #OpISIS. We at Counter Current News have been the primary contact point for #OpISIS from the start, and we continue to be today.
That’s why our sources in Red Cult told us today that a group calling itself “Report ISIS Accounts” – run by Anonymous – was removed by Facebook and the administrators for the group all banned.
Anonymous from doing the job that American and European law enforcement was either unable or unwilling to do: exposing accounts used by ISIS to operate and recruit on social media.
Facebook has refused to respond to inquires from Red Cult or from Counter Current News and several other alternative media outlets who have contacted them directly via their media relations number.
Red Cult informs us that the only purpose and use of the aforementioned group was to identify and report ISIS recruiting accounts on social media. Not only does this not violate Facebook’s own terms of service agreement, it is actually helping them enforce it.
So why would they take such action against people fighting terrorism online?
Watch the video released by Anonymous below, and let us know why you think Facebook would delete a group and ban admins of that group for doing nothing other than exposing and reporting ISIS recruiting accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
If Facebook decides to respond to our inquiries about their bizarre actions against those fighting ISIS online, we will be sure to update this article. Stay tuned.
(Article by Zeidy David; image by #Op309 Media)