Skip to main content

BurstNET Shuts Down Blogetery Amid Terror Concerns

Blogging platform Blogetery has been shut down by its parent company BurstNET after terrorist material was posted to the site, BBC News has reported.

Blogetery was being used by more than 70,000 bloggers.

BurstNET said that the site had been shut after it received notice from regulators that links to terrorist material had been posted on the site, including instructions for making a bomb and messages from Osama Bin Laden and other leaders of group Al Quaeda.

The company also said that an Al Qaeda "hit list" had also been found on the blogging site, detailing the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by the terrorist group.

“The posted material, in addition to potentially inciting dangerous activities, specifically violated the BurstNet acceptable use policy," said BurstNet.

According to Joe Marr, chief technology officer at BurstNet, the company received a request for a "Voluntary Emergency Disclosure of Information" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), but that the FBI had not requested the sites shut down.