On Friday the 13th, without giving any warning Facebook deleted an Anonymous group page, which has been exposing and reporting social media accounts of ISIS the terror outfit used to recruit hardliners and spread propaganda, and banned all its administrators.
The social networking site said that the entire group’s existence was a “violation” of Facebook Terms of Service and “Community Standards”. But according to Counter Current News:
Facebook has refused to respond to inquiries 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.
How could Facebook declare war on Anonymous which is trying to combat the terrorist group in cyberspace?
The social networking website had no explanation to offer for apparently siding with ISIS over Anonymous. But when 8 ISIS militants rattled Paris hours later, Facebook swiftly restored the #OpISIS “Report ISIS Accounts” group without comment.
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Was this unethical action taken against the hactivists because Anonymous was doing the job that American and European law enforcement was either unable or unwilling to do? Was the move to restore the page prompted by intelligence’s failure to stop ISIS’ terror attack in France?
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