November 26, 2014

Dear Facebook

If you had to suspend the same terrorist's account seven times, we at Jawa Report call that a clue.

The ISC's report identified a "substantial" online exchange during December 2012 between Adebowale and a foreign-based extremist - referred to as Foxtrot - who had links to the Yemen-based terror group AQAP, but was not known to UK agencies at the time.

After the murder of Fusilier Rigby an unidentified third party provided a transcript of the conversation to GCHQ.

The information was also said to have revealed that Facebook had disabled seven of Adebowale's accounts ahead of the killing, five of which had been flagged for links with terrorism.

This had been the result of an automated process, according to GCHQ, and no person at the company ever manually reviewed the contents of the accounts or passed on the material for the authorities to check.

GCHQ noted that the account which used the phrase "Let's kill a soldier" was not one of those closed by Facebook's software.

I mean I'm just saying, but I'm sure you're the smart people.

By Howie at 11:28 AM | Comments |