Controlling Powerful Images…US internet companies effectively censor the latest Islamic State beheading video

Posted: 5 September, 2014 in Internet
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steven sotloff video US internet firmswere prepared this week to quickly ban the video of anIslamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in whatwas seen by some as a propaganda coup for the extremists.The video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff was first uploaded onto a different website and quickly deleted when copied onto YouTube, slowing the spread of posts linking to it.

Family Online Safety Institute CEO Stephen Balkam, commented:

It’s been very interesting, with this second beheading, how very little of those images have been passed around. It’s very difficult to find them unless you know of some darker places on the web.

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