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Instagram chiefs refusing to axe ISIS propaganda account glorifying 9/11 and featuring execution videos

Instagram chiefs refusing to axe ISIS propaganda account glorifying 9/11 and featuring execution videos

CHIEFS at Instagram are refusing to axe posts glorifying 9/11.

The IS propaganda account also features videos of executions.

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Instagram chiefs are refusing to axe posts glorifying 9/11[/caption]

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Instagram instead urged users of the app to unfollow or mute the offensive account[/caption]

One online image shows the World Trade Center being hit by a plane and the  caption: “One of the most beautiful scenes.”

But Instagram insists the account does not breach its guidelines.

And the Facebook-owned platform advises people to just unfollow or mute the account if offended.

As recently as Sunday the Abogasm_1990 account posted an execution clip.

Among its followers are 20 other pro-IS accounts with more than 7,700 followers.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate reported the accounts to Instagram.
Insta said  as “a global community we understand people may express themselves differently”.

CCDH chief exec Imran Ahmed said: “It is unbelievably irresponsible, but sadly unsurprising.

“The government urgently needs the power to force social media firms to enforce their own terms of service.”

Last night Facebook removed all the accounts after The Sun contacted the company for comment. 

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It refused to say why it had failed to do so when the CCDH had reported them. 

A Facebook spokesman said: “We have no tolerance for content that praises, supports or represents terrorist groups, and we’ve removed all the accounts brought to our attention.

“We continue to invest in tools and technology to help us proactively detect and remove harmful content, and we have expanded our dedicated safety and security team to over 35,000 people worldwide.”

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