LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos


Locutus
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When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet surfers was LiveLeak, a streaming video website that specializes in hosting graphic videos that other sites won't touch.

There was so much interest in the Foley video Wednesday that LiveLeak warned visitors about possible slowdowns due to "an abnormally high volume of traffic."

But Thursday, the site's operators announced an out-of-character decision: "We will not be showing further beheadings carried out by" ISIS.

"We've shown the world the true horror of this form of execution more than once in the past and we cannot find any compelling reason to even be thought of as promoting the actions of this group," LiveLeak said in a statement.

"There is no reason at all to show more beheadings," they added.

Related: Twitter removes images of James Foley's death (external - login to view)

Some of LiveLeak's users may strongly disagree, and the website acknowledged as much in its statement. They said they'd hold a live discussion with users later on Thursday.

The fact of the matter is that many millions of Internet users seek out sites like LiveLeak to see the very kind of gruesome content that traditional media refrain from showing viewers.

But "our belief in your rights to view whatever you wish do not override our rights to not host it here," LiveLeak said.

In other words, even LiveLeak wants to draw a line somewhere -- mirroring decisions by YouTube, Twitter (TWTR (external - login to view), Tech30 (external - login to view)) and Facebook (FB (external - login to view), Tech30 (external - login to view)) about what sorts of objectionable material may be shared by users.

Related: Future of media (external - login to view)

The (unnamed) LiveLeak operators said they'd had several meetings about the Foley beheading video. The site has provided access to other such videos in the past.

But "there is every chance - given the rumours of hostage stockpiling currently doing the rounds - that we could see a return to the dark times of 2004/5 when beheadings happened with an alarming and depressing regularity," the statement said. "It's this which prompted us" to effectively ban future ISIS videos.

The site added that "this does not mean we won't continue to show graphic media should we deem it reasonable to do so, we will continue despite the regular condemnation, in other words for the most part nothing is going to change... We simply will not host further beheadings" from ISIS.



LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos - Aug. 21, 2014 (external - login to view)


no more free advertising for isis...say dommage
 
MHz
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Their identity must be about to be made public. Perhaps it is a Mossad sting operation. (quality being slightly less that the FBI ones)
 
B00Mer
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Glad Social Media is waking up.. Youtube, Facebook giving these hate filled idiots a place to spew their nonsense online.. it's sickening.

Glad the the owners of these companies are stepping up to the plate and stopping this kind of propaganda from being allowed online anymore.

,,,or it could be out of fear of having governments go after them, dunno.
 
petros
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Without media ISIS is nothing.
 
lone wolf
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Ransom's gotta come a close second....
 
Praxius
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Their site. They can do what they want.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Without media ISIS is nothing.

Exactly.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by PraxiusView Post

Their site. They can do what they want.

Yes, and Boomer is praising them for doing the right thing. I join him in that.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by PraxiusView Post

Their site. They can do what they want.

Until the government shuts you down, seizes your servers under a warrant to investigate you.

Report online terrorist material

It nice to see BIG corporations take a lead, do the right thing.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Glad Social Media is waking up.. Youtube, Facebook giving these hate filled idiots a place to spew their nonsense online.. it's sickening.

Glad the the owners of these companies are stepping up to the plate and stopping this kind of propaganda from being allowed online anymore.

,,,or it could be out of fear of having governments go after them, dunno.

Do you remember what was in this vid you posted Boomer? It would seem to qualify as offensive as it has been removed. I like these little peeks into how a black heart operates. I'll assume this is just a lie rather than bad memory.
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Isis videomessaggio a Obama quotVita di cit - YouTube

As per your request it was forwarded to the link you provided, have a nice day, . . . and you're welcome.
 
WLDB
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Keeping it offline and pretending it didn't happen isn't going to accomplish anything. I doubt anyone would be won over by that video alone. The vast majority would probably be repulsed and want to wipe out ISIS more than before.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Keeping it offline and pretending it didn't happen isn't going to accomplish anything. I doubt anyone would be won over by that video alone. The vast majority would probably be repulsed and want to wipe out ISIS more than before.

It's a fundamental error to expect crazy people to have rational motives or reactions.
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Keeping it offline and pretending it didn't happen isn't going to accomplish anything. I doubt anyone would be won over by that video alone. The vast majority would probably be repulsed and want to wipe out ISIS more than before.



It pisses me off.


Makes me think of all that wasted money on nukes....should take one out the box and see if it still works.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Keeping it offline and pretending it didn't happen isn't going to accomplish anything. I doubt anyone would be won over by that video alone. The vast majority would probably be repulsed and want to wipe out ISIS more than before.

I don't think it's as much a recruitment thing as it is soliciting for ransom
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Keeping it offline and pretending it didn't happen isn't going to accomplish anything. I doubt anyone would be won over by that video alone. The vast majority would probably be repulsed and want to wipe out ISIS more than before.

That's becaus it was a fail, it was supposed to spart outrage wiyhout being questioned, Now they want to make sure the outrage doesn't happen because the real culprits (the West) would be the center of attention, just like they should be.

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I don't think it's as much a recruitment thing as it is soliciting for ransom

I don't think they intended that British Nationalists (SAS) would be shown to be the leaders rather tham Muslim Rebels that are 'locals' when the locals would dealt love to see all of them without their heads. They would certainly do it but without the video bull**** that goes along with the ones the West is doing, like this one.

The $30B we pay the bankers in usury fees per year is a blackmail because if we didn't pay it the 'accidents' would cost us $100B per year.

Quote: Originally Posted by GrievousView Post

It pisses me off.


Makes me think of all that wasted money on nukes....should take one out the box and see if it still works.

All the money spent on that and all the other expensive items is stolen monet as barrel bombs and air/fuel bombs are the mainstay these days.
You are aware the cold war was a giant fraud aren't you?
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I don't think it's as much a recruitment thing as it is soliciting for ransom

Which has never worked for any islamist terrorist group in Iraq or the middle east in general. If it had quite a few people who lost their heads in the last ten years wouldn't have.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

It's a fundamental error to expect crazy people to have rational motives or reactions.

Those irrational people probably were irrational before they saw any videos so I doubt this one would make much of an impression on them.

Quote: Originally Posted by GrievousView Post

Makes me think of all that wasted money on nukes....should take one out the box and see if it still works.

And risk killing thousands of civilians or non-combatants? Not the smartest move. There is a reason they haven't really been used since 1945.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post


The $30B we pay the bankers in usury fees per year is a blackmail because if we didn't pay it the 'accidents' would cost us $100B per year.

Did you get dinged for a service charge?
 
MHz
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I have Revenue Canada taking my GST to pay for $750 in parking tickets (has to do with the toxic house so it is also patrt of the courts case). Obviously if I had the money I would pay for the tickets (acquired by my Grandson) rather than not be able to renew my drivers so that put me on foot. With the 10 tickets it would take 4 years to pay it off. Can't I do 'time' instead? How long do you get for a $75 ticket (in that they run side by side rather than back to back)
 
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