Twitter Blocks Beheading Content

Some praise decision; others cry hypocrisy.


Twitter has been "actively suspending accounts" that share graphic content related to the purported beheading of journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

On Wednesday morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted, "We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery," along with a link from The New York Times about the video. 

Some on Twitter reacted to Costolo with praise and thanks, but the announcement also drew criticism: