Could the Worldwide Media Help Stop Terrorists?

Here’s an idea.  How about if ALL the world’s largest media entities simply stopped publishing any pictures or video of terrorists.  No YouTube, no Facebook, no Twitter, NO PICTURES OF ANY KIND.  They would still publish stories, but no pictures would show Islamic Butchers beheading journalists, blowing up mosques, or shooting their machine guns from the backs of jeeps.  Google, Twitter, Facebook, and every other social network would agree to immediately take down ANY terrorist videos, pictures, or blog posts.  What would happen if every terrorist group simply lost their world stage?  Their activities would be reported on only in plain-vanilla words.  They might have a harder time recruiting, if no one could access the bomb-building instructions online.  I have always wondered why it’s so easy to get pictures of terrorists doing their evil work-if we can take the pictures, why can’t we simply blow them up?

BBC, NY Times, Bloomberg, Sky News, Wall Street Journal, CBC, Associated Press, Washington Post, Times of London, Reuters, YouTube/Google, Facebook, Twitter-DO YOUR PART TO STOP TERRORISM.  And no BS about “freedom of the press”.  Press freedom also includes freedom NOT to publish.

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