Sandcrawler PSA: Why Disruption is Good
On the one hand you might breed a resistant pest, but it seems to me the pest is pretty well established at this point. so the disruption and gnashing of teeth for ShamiWitness not only tastes sweet, it is good for the soul and of course too little too late.
ENGALURU: Many followers of @ShamiWitness, the pro-ISIS handle Mehdi Masroor Biswas is said to have owned, are disappearing from the virtual world. Or, they are at least dissociating themselves from the controversial handle.So pop some popcorn and don't listen the hand wringing about the blips we might be missing, the one thing we don't have is a shortage of blips. The thing we did have was an unchallenged Islamic State recruiting machine.
The intent to disappear by some followers comes even as hundreds of people have created separate hashtags (#FreeShamiWitness) seeking his release, besides posting a host of threat tweets. However, police, who have been able to track such activities, are keeping mum to prevent hampering of the investigation. It is not clear if the followers attempting to disappear are exhibiting a knee-jerk reaction to Mehdi's arrest, or doing so to keep their identities safe. As the analysis of his tweets continue, police are scanning through the time zones from which they originated and the consistency of some of the tweeters in maintaining a certain stand on issues or actions in Iran or Syria.
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