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Calls For #ISISmediaBlackout In Response To Brutal Video Of Beheaded American

"No retweets for terrorists."

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The images are horrific: A fighter with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appears to brutally behead James Foley, a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria in 2012, in a video released online Tuesday.

The video and screenshots spread fast — but some on Twitter argued for another approach.

you know what I think? And I know how crazy this sounds,but we need an #ISISmediaBlackout. Amputate their reach. Pour water on their flame.

Hend@LibyaLiberty

you know what I think? And I know how crazy this sounds,but we need an #ISISmediaBlackout. Amputate their reach. Pour water on their flame.

4:58 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

From here on out, I won't share any photo or video of violence intentionally recorded & released by ISIS for propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout

Hend@LibyaLiberty

From here on out, I won't share any photo or video of violence intentionally recorded & released by ISIS for propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout

4:59 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After @LibyaLiberty tweeted out this call, others responded with their own takes.

Respect the victims of their atrocities. Don't give ISIS the satisfaction of clicking on their propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout

Behar Godani@BeharGodani

Respect the victims of their atrocities. Don't give ISIS the satisfaction of clicking on their propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout

6:07 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No retweets for terrorists. RIP James Foley. #ISISMediaBlackout

Tobias Bunde@TobiasBunde

No retweets for terrorists. RIP James Foley. #ISISMediaBlackout

6:07 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ISISmediablackout don't be part of they want you to be. Don't view & share their sickening & twisted propaganda.

vanainti@vanainti

#ISISmediablackout don't be part of they want you to be. Don't view & share their sickening & twisted propaganda.

6:04 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Soon it was trending in cities like Paris and Washington, D.C.

I celebrate life; I do not watch of video of an American journalist's barbaric execution. Or RT it. #ISISmediaBlackout

Melanie Notkin@SavvyAuntie

I celebrate life; I do not watch of video of an American journalist's barbaric execution. Or RT it. #ISISmediaBlackout

6:04 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

From here on out, I won't share any photo or video of violence intentionally recorded & released by ISIS for propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout”

Fatma Moussa@FMoussa81

From here on out, I won't share any photo or video of violence intentionally recorded & released by ISIS for propaganda. #ISISmediaBlackout”

6:02 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm going to tweet Muslims who are recoiling in horror from ISIS's heinous act - please share *their* views, not ISIS's. #ISISmediablackout

Emily L. Hauser@emilylhauser

I'm going to tweet Muslims who are recoiling in horror from ISIS's heinous act - please share *their* views, not ISIS's. #ISISmediablackout

5:35 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ISISmediaBlackout Medieval times were ones of publicly watching executions. Don't bring them back. Terrorism is the same with a new face.

Rabia@wolfzraine

#ISISmediaBlackout Medieval times were ones of publicly watching executions. Don't bring them back. Terrorism is the same with a new face.

5:10 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In recent days, Twitter has suspended tens of accounts affiliated with ISIS. Tweeting graphic content violates Twitter's rules.

If I see anyone posting image/link 2 the beheading I'll flag account 4 graphic content. Rather offend you than late Foley #ISISmediaBlackout

Sajad Jiyad سجاد@SajadJiyad

If I see anyone posting image/link 2 the beheading I'll flag account 4 graphic content. Rather offend you than late Foley #ISISmediaBlackout

5:29 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The problem with #ISISmediaBlackout is that it's not extensive enough. Don't think other radical elements don't exploit media.

Phillip Smyth@PhillipSmyth

The problem with #ISISmediaBlackout is that it's not extensive enough. Don't think other radical elements don't exploit media.

5:42 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Friends, we who write and comment and use social media can play an important role: #isismediablackout

Ziya Meral@Ziya_Meral

Friends, we who write and comment and use social media can play an important role: #isismediablackout

5:21 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ISISmediaBlackout These guys strive on attention. Smother them with lack of thereof.

Heba K.@MushuThaLohari

#ISISmediaBlackout These guys strive on attention. Smother them with lack of thereof.

5:12 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ISISmediaBlackout to help change the narrative and focus on #jamesfoley's dedication to freedom of press, put water on #ISIS propaganda

Shaikhspeare, Affad@socalmoslem

#ISISmediaBlackout to help change the narrative and focus on #jamesfoley's dedication to freedom of press, put water on #ISIS propaganda

6:20 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The only pic we should see of #JamesFoley #ISISmediaBlackout #RIPJamesFoley

Garreh@garreh_

The only pic we should see of #JamesFoley #ISISmediaBlackout #RIPJamesFoley

6:14 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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