August 20, 2014 9:23 am -

After James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist, was beheaded on camera by ISIS, some Twitter users began sharing images and videos of his death. Now Twitter is taking an active role in taking those accounts down.


[su_center_ad] Twitter CEO Dick Cotolo said, “We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery.”

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posted a video on YouTube in which Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America, according to WGHP.

Foley had been missing since November 22, 2012 when he disappeared in Syria.[su_sky_ad]

Image: Dan Shakal

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Twitter ‘Actively Suspends’ Accounts Sharing Images Of James Foley Beheading

  1. MIAtheistGal August 20th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Who would want to see that?! I have no desire to watch any beheadings.

    • Anomaly 100 August 20th, 2014 at 9:35 am

      People that want to politicize the imagery.

      • MIAtheistGal August 20th, 2014 at 10:37 am

        I don’t know how they look themselves in the mirror or sleep at night.

        Edited due to crappy iPhone posting before I was done.

  2. Abby Normal August 20th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    No rational person would want to see such a thing. That’s just ghoulish beyond belief.

  3. crc3 August 20th, 2014 at 10:37 am

    This was a brutal and sickening act that should have never be shown. Think about his family and friends who may have seen it. No excuse for exploiting such a tragedy….

  4. Always Right August 20th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    How do you deal with an enemy like this? Nice talk is going to get it done; that’s for sure.

  5. Tom Ward August 20th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I hate how this is being plastered all over front page news for an entire day. Exactly what that monster wanted.

    • Always Right August 20th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      I think plastering it all over the front page news (less the graphics) may unite the world against the evil that threatens all of us.