Criminals using Twitter

KIMT News 3 - Social media is no longer just keeping you and your friends, criminals and even terrorists groups are connecting as well.

Those involved in a recent attack on a mall in Kenya, were seen using social media sites like Twitter to share their own accounts of what took place.

One social media expert tells us the messages sent by those claiming to be the terrorist group Al-Shabab are not uncommon, but we have to be careful if we’re looking to get rid of the profiles.

“Obviously sites that show these types of things are always taken, they’re spotted found and taken down. So the grey area is crossing those boundaries of is Twitter meant for being a social network of friends and them kind of abusing that,” said Philip Biermann, Owner of Iowa Cell Phone and Repair.

Those with Twitter say they have made efforts to delete the profiles, but each of the five times they have, another profile appears.

“They have a flagging system at some sort. So if you see anything obscene on there, you can flag it. The downside is a lot of times it takes four or five people before they’re actually take it down,” said Biermann.

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