Analysis of Pro-IS Media Group’s Threats to Twitter

Recent threats to Twitter’s top executives made by a pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadi media group are the latest developments of a long-lingering threat: jihadism on social media.

In a March 1 message, al-Nusra al-Maqdisiya, a well-known pro-IS media group, threatened Twitter founder Jack Dorsey for the platform’s suspension of numerous accounts of jihadist fighters and supporters. The message, posted to, was a collection of previously made tweets and was, ironically, distributed on Twitter. The posting condemned the company for entering a “failed war” with IS and then addressed Dorsey directly, stating that he and his employees had become an “official target” for the group…