On Tuesday night, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo informed people that their Twitter accounts might be suspended if they posted disturbing photos from the video that shows the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley.
We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you https://t.co/jaYQBKVbBF
— dick costolo (@dickc) August 20, 2014
On Wednesday morning, some wondered if Twitter would suspend the account of the New York Post.
Foley's mother, Diane, posted a deeply sad message on Facebook about her son's murder. She called him "an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person" and asked for privacy.
The Post's latest front page, rather than go for one of those angles, shows Foley with a knife to his throat and his mouth covered in the moments before he is beheaded.
Twitter ultimately said the paper would not be suspended, but the Post still found few friends.
Below, a sampling:
— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) August 20, 2014
— Jack Moore (@JFXM) August 20, 2014
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) August 20, 2014
Pretty sure ISIS could not be happier with the New York Post's front page today.
— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) August 20, 2014