The Twitter and Facebook accounts of Al Jazeera's The Stream were hacked on Thursday by supporters of the Syrian regime. The hackers say they decided to disrupt The Stream's social platforms in retaliation to an article about the Syrian Electronic Army which they claim was “biased.”
For several minutes, the group of hackers, who have labelled themselves the "Syrian Electronic Army", tweeted from The Stream's account @AJStream. Malika Bilal, digital producer and co-host of @AJStream warned The Stream's followers on Twitter advising them not to click on the links sent.
The hackers sent tweets accusing Amnesty International and The Stream of "participating in the murder of Syrians" and Al Jazeera of "fabricating stories". One tweet also said "NATO's won't stand a chance against Syria's military".
On Facebook, the Syrian Electronic Army posted a statement in which it accuses Qatar's pan-Arab satellite channel of intentionally targeting Syria and jeopardizing its security. In the post the hackers also claim that a majority of Syrians support Bashar al-Assad’s regime and want to get rid of "terrorist groups". This term is usually used by the regime to refer to the opposition.
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