Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Boko Haram Twitter Account Suspended

Boko Haram Twitter account which was opened recently and has been used to circulate videos and photos of attacks carried out in some Northern parts of the country has been suspended today by Twitter. It will be recalled that Abubakar Shekau recently shifted his base to the social media site since most of the videos he puts on youtube are usually brought down after a while.

Some of the videos he posted on the account before it was brought down today were hosted on sendvid before he then pastes them on twitter while images were hosted on with messages in Arabic, English or Hausa language following it.

Al-Shabaab, a militant Somali group, Islamic Jihad Union, Indian Mujahideen, and Al-Qaida, have all used twitter in the past, but were all yanked off, due to violent messages the groups usually posts.

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