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