ISIS' #BostonMarathon Tweets Show How Much Ground It's Lost On Twitter
ISIS supporters are trying to flood the #BostonMarathon hashtag with threats, but it's not exactly working.By Jake Godin | April 18, 2016
ISIS supporters are trying to flood the #BostonMarathon hashtag with threats, and it's not really working. Like, at all.
The push comes three years after the Boston Marathon bombing. And though Boston's police commissioner has stressed that there have been no credible threats at Monday's marathon, at least one Twitter user called for similar attacks in the future.
Associating ISIS-related content with popular hashtags isn't really a new tactic for ISIS supporters. Accounts using the encrypted messaging app Telegram regularly call on supporters to flood hashtags.