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Anonymous declares war on ISIS by targeting extremist Twitter and Facebook accounts

Hacking collective Anonymous is redirecting its efforts to take down Twitter and Facebook accounts of ISIS supporters as part of its latest initiative.

Operation Isis has seen the group target more than 1,500 social media accounts linked to the terror group together with a warning: ‘Isis, we will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you.’

The move comes in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris last month and has seen Anonymous publish a video in which members outline the thinking behind their stance.

It says: “We will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you. From now on, there [will be] no safe place for you online – you will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure. We own the internet now."