Facebook Restores Anonymous 'Report ISIS' Account Group After Paris Attacks

  • by: Alan Duke

Facebook reversed a decision to suspend a page used by the Anonymous group Red Cult to identify accounts used by ISIS to recruit young terrorists just hours after the Paris attacks.

The "Report ISIS Accounts" group was suspended by Facebook just before the attack, prompting Anonymous to post a YouTube video suggesting the social network did so at the request of the terror group.

Red Cult contends that Facebook and Twitter are major recruiting tools for ISIS. It's #OpISIS project is intended to take down the terror group's social media presence.

Watch the video:

"After our video went viral upon the closure of Facebook to our group, Facebook returned the group back!!" Red Cult said in a message under the video.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer scours social nets for trending Anonymous content. Visit our Anonymous section, or type Anonymous in the site search bar for a whole bunch of stuff. Or Scroll down to see the latest.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

Read more about or contact Alan Duke

About Us

International Fact-Checking Organization Meta Third-Party Fact Checker

Lead Stories is a fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate stories, videos or images going viral on the internet.
Spotted something? Let us know!.

Lead Stories is a:


Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lead Stories LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Most Read

Most Recent

Share your opinion