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Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Sep 13, 2014    

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to U.S. government sources, raising questions about whether the government has pressured Twitter to clamp down more aggressively or whether the group has moved to other social media channels.When contacted, several U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity they were unaware of attempts to quash those Twitter...

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