Europol paralyzed ISIS social media platforms

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Authorities says, that services such as Google, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram has been shut down in a bid to eradicate disrupt terrorist activities.

It’s a major blow to terrorist radicalization efforts, European law enforcement agencies have stripped Islamic State propaganda from popular online services such as Google and Twitter.

Over 26,000 items, which included videos, publications, social media accounts and communication channels, were flagged by authorities as being terrorist propaganda.

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, sent those items to several online service providers for removal.

“For the time being, for as far as we know, IS is not present on the internet anymore and we will see how fast, if ever, they will regain service,” Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said at a press conference Monday.

contained the most offending material, which resulted in a “significant portion of key actors within the IS network” being removed from the service.

As part of the operation, an individual suspected of distributing terrorist propaganda was arrested in the Canary Islands by Spanish police.

Head of Counter Terrorism of the Spanish Guardia Civil Alberto Rodríguez Vázquez said the individual self-radicalized himself and others.

“His role in the dissemination is in the process of being established, but evidence points to the indoctrination of other individuals in his place of residence, where he exerted a sort of religious authority,” Rodríguez said.

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