NEW DELHI: According to a report by Britain's Channel 4 News, a Bengaluru-based Indian executive is suspected to be managing a top twitter account of the terror group Islamic State.
Channel 4 News said on Friday that the man behind the most influential IS Twitter account is called “Mehdi” and that he is an executive in Bengaluru working for an Indian conglomerate. Channel 4 News did not make his full name public as he claims that his life could be in danger.
"His tweets, written under the name Shami Witness, were seen two million times each month, making him perhaps the most influential Islamic State Twitter account, with over 17,700 followers," Channel 4 reported.
Almost 2/3rd of his followers are all Islamic State’s foreign jihadists. Mehdi told Channel 4 News that he would have joined the Islamic State himself but his family were dependent on him financially.
After being contacted by the channel, Mehdi closed down the twitter account and still remains to be anonymous.