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Twitter, YouTube try to stamp out images of journalist's beheading
Twitter, YouTube try to stamp out images of journalist's beheading

Twitter has been suspending the accounts of some users who share images and videos that show the beheading of journalist James Foley by the militant group Islamic State. The move to delete the tweets and temporarily suspend the posters has generated a mix of support and backlash on the social network, which said it has a policy of removing images of the deceased when requested by a family member. The content subject to removal should relate to the critical injury or the moments before or after death, per Twitter's policy. Twitter launched with a spirit of openness but has more recently tried to balance competing interests of the media and private individuals as it seeks to become as...

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