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Twitter Suspends Accounts of Users Posting Execution Images

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Twitter is “actively suspending accounts” of users posting images related to the apparent execution of journalist James Wright Foley, CEO Dick Costolo announced today. Late last night, Twitter announced that it “will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances.”

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