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Twitter Banning Users That Post Images of Journalist’s Beheading

Twitter Banning Users That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading

On Tuesday the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video which they said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria almost two years ago.

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Twitter Backs Down, Unsuspends @GuyAdams, Issues Apology, Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Twitter’s been a hot topic the past couple of days, but not for any reasons that have put the micro-blogging platform in a favourable light. After suspending The Independent journalist Guy Adams for his part in what was very much a collective and Twitter-wide outpouring of criticism of NBC’s coverage of the London Olympic Games, Twitter has finally seen sense and restored Adams’ account.

They’ve also issued an apology. However, the reason why Adams was actually banned from the network, when other Twitter users have behaved in a similar (and often far worse) fashion and been ignored, is still far from clear. Moreover, Twitter’s relationship with its partners, and the ramifications therein for the end user, is also now being questioned.

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