Twitter CEO Dick Costolo claims that he and his staff have received death threats from ISIS.
ISIS had been known for sharing its news via the via social media channel.
Dick Costolo said:
“After we started suspending their accounts, some folks affiliated with the organisation used Twitter to declare that employees of Twitter and their management should be assassinated. Obviously that’s a jarring thing for anyone to deal with and I’ve spent a long time talking to the company about it.”
Costolo was speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit.
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He also said that distribution of criminal material is “against our terms of service.”
He also said:
“It’s against the law in many of the countries in which we operate for them to use it to promote their organisation. And when we do find those accounts we shut them down. We shut them down quite actively. I was always asked, ‘How are you going to balance the needs of your business against the rights of your users and the desire to promote open speech?’ The reality is almost never about a debate between the needs of the business and the needs of one group of users. It is almost always a debate [with] two different perspectives about a piece of speech.”
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