The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security this weekend jointly issued the strongest warning yet for U.S. servicemen to scrub their accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
As reported by Fox News’s Catherine Herridge, the FBI and DHS are warning against posting information that could put members of the U.S. armed forces and their families at risk for attack from supporters of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
The threat is real, though it has manifested itself only in small numbers so far. In Canada, two soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were killed in October and the gunman opened fire on the Canadian parliament.
Also in October, it was reported that an Air Force father and his teenage son were singled out by ISIS sympathizers on Facebook and targeted with offensive messages after they posted pictures of a bombing raid. The latter incident prompted the Army to issue an intelligence bulletin warning that ISIS militants were calling on supporters to troll social media for information on U.S. military to single them out for attack.
Full article: ISIS Is Watching U.S. Military Members and Their Families on Social Media (The Daily Signal)