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This Is How We Should Really Remember James Foley

This photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in November, 2012. The fam
This photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in November, 2012. The family of an American journalist says he went missing in Syria more than one month ago while covering the civil war there. A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day. (AP Photo/Nicole Tung, freejamesfoley.org) NO SALES

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.