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Twitter escalates online battle against ISIS

Following the numerous suspensions, ISIS supporters have reportedly issued threats to Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter

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Twitter has stepped up its battle against online terrorism with the suspension of at least 2,000 accounts linked to supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), ABC News reported, quoting sources with knowledge of the operation.

The social media platform, which quietly suspended the accounts, shut down some of the most important distributors of ISIS messages.

“Twitter has been doing a whole lot over the past week. They've slammed them pretty hard, including the official media distribution guys," J.M. Berger, a terrorism analyst who monitors ISIS online messaging told ABC News.

Berger said that 13 of the 16 major ISIS distribution accounts were among those shut down.

Following the numerous suspensions, ISIS supporters have reportedly issued threats to Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter.

In recent weeks, Western countries have also stepped up security and surveillance measures to counter the online recruitment of militants.

ISIS has been using social media as a means to recruit new militants and spread their propaganda.