Twitter Is Suspending Users Who Post Execution Images

By: Josh Wolford - August 20, 2014

In light of the apparent execution of American photojournalist James Foley, Twitter has bee hard at work removing accounts that have been spreading the alleged beheading imagery around the network.

Foley, an freelance journalist, disappeared in Syria in November of 2012. Late Tuesday night, a video found its way online appearing to show Foley, 40, beheaded by militant group ISIS.

Here’s what Twitter CEO Dick Costolo had to say:

Twitter also announced that it would now remove images of the dead upon request from the family, as long as the images don’t provide some public interest or newsworthiness.

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  • JH

    FU twitter my choice of spending money with you has just been revesed