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08/19/2014 06:19 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2014

This Is How We Should Really Remember James Foley

AP

Reports of James Foley's beheading by the Islamic State prompted an outpouring of grief and horrified reactions — as well as pleas to not share the photos and video distributed by the militant group — on Tuesday.

The Islamic State released a video claiming to show Foley being beheaded, and threatening to kill a man it claimed is Steven Sotloff next. Foley went missing in Syria over a year ago, and Sotloff went missing in Syria last August.

The hashtag "#ISISMediaBlackout" began trending on Twitter as people urged others to avoid giving the group any publicity.

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