With the heat of the entire world coming down on ISIS, we just lost one of the means of identifying them individually: their Twitter accounts. This is sold to the public as some kind of victory.
Is it a victory? Or did USG-connected hackers just help ISIS fighters hide, now that the shit is hitting the fan in Syria and Iraq? If they’re not posting to known accounts, then there is less chance of tracking them.
“To close those accounts is to leave police deaf and blind around some matters.”
“Twitter has been quick to close down a large number of accounts but I don’t know if it’s a good idea,” he said.
…Within days of the Paris attacks on Friday, Anonymous closed 5,500 Twitter accounts as Operation Paris (#OpParis) and Operation ISIS (#OpISIS) gained in popularity. On Wednesday, the total was more than 6,080, according to a USA Today report.