Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Threatened By ISIS – Alleged Or Real?

Investigations are on to find out whether the threats issued by ISIS on Sunday against Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) are actually real or not.

Why are analyst so optimistic about TWTR?

The alleged threatening post shows Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey’s face in cross hair and also includes a message, specifically targeted at him – “We always come back.” This threat first appeared on a pastebin, which is based out of Poland. Pastebin is a website where one can store online text for a given period of time. ISIS supporters have been calling the Jihadis worldwide to kill Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) employees because the latter repeatedly blocked social media accounts supporting the ISIS and have literally began a virtual war. Social websites like Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and You Tube generally refrain from posting any news feed on their sites, which is in the form of any violent threat. They take no time before removing posts and videos by Jihadi supporters showing victims being beheaded by ISIS militants.

Meanwhile, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) released a statement saying that its security team is still working on finding out the authenticity of the threat against its co-founder.

Post-beheading of US journalist, James Foley, in August last year, around 28,000 pro-ISIS accounts had been created on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) (as per analysis by Recorded Future). A number of these accounts have either been suspended or removed, causing the agitation.After a number of beheadings, now the ISIS supporters are not being allowed to travel to countries like Syria and Iraq to join the militant group. So, they are now being encouraged to start a war in the western countries itself by targeting social media companies like Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and any interest it might have in any place, person or building.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) closed at $48.08 after shedding $1.33 in its Friday’s trading session.

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