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

This Is How We Should Really Remember James Foley


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.