The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 2.25.2016

Cisco's McCulloch to GE; Islamic State cheerleaders threaten Dorsey, Zuckerberg; Apple's Tim Cook sits for interview with ABC News; 10th GOP debate tonight; Andreesson returns to Twitter after Indian colonization flap.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey was threatend by supporters of the Islamic State.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey was threatend by supporters of the Islamic State.

Cisco’s David McCulloch to GE
Cisco senior director of public relations David McCulloch said last night on Twitter that he’s leaving for a new job at GE. He’ll start in the role next month. "I’m happy to be joining [GE Chief Digital Officer] Ganesh Bell and GE Power in its mission to power the world," he tweeted.


Islamic State supporters threaten Facebook, Twitter leaders
A group referring to itself as "The Sons of the Caliphate Army" has threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter chief Jack Dorsey for working to cut off Islamic State propaganda on their platforms. Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts in the past half-year.

Apple’s Tim Cook sits for ABC News interview
The CEO of Apple told David Muir that his company is willing to fight the FBI all the way to the Supreme Court and said the government is asking it to create "the software equivalent of cancer" by developing an iPhone backdoor. Apple is quickly making its devices even harder to hack, according to numerous reports.

Happening tonight: Final GOP debate before Super Tuesday
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and John Kasich will try to slow down Donald Trump tonight in a debate set to air at 8:30 pm EST on CNN from the University of Houston. Primary voters in 11 states will go to the polls on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said there might be a bombshell in Trump’s tax returns.

Marc Andreessen returns to Twitter
The venture capitalist tweeted for the first time in two weeks on Wednesday night since he seemingly supported the colonization of India while discussing Facebook’s Free Basics service in the country. He said earlier this week that he was taking a vacation from social media.


What to know on Thursday
Hollywood finds diversity is a complicated issue. Jeb Bush apologizes to donors for failed presidential bid. Foxconn deal for Sharp up in the air. Conservatives angry after Twitter suspends anti-feminist writer. Kesha pens heartfelt letter to her supporters. 

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