The State Department caused a bit of a stir with a recent tweet from its terrorism-focused Twitter account:

State Dept. ISIS photos
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The @ThinkAgain_DOS is an official State Department Twitter account with the purpose of spreading “truths about terrorism.” And as ABC News reports, @ThinkAgain_DOS tweets like the one above are “meant to dissuade anyone from being radicalized and becoming a terrorist.”

But for some, the photos aren’t so much a deterrent to terrorists as an exercise in bad taste:

Photos like this may rub some people the wrong way, and we can certainly debate the effectiveness of this particular State Department strategy. But here’s a question worth asking: Would anyone object to seeing these corpse photos?



Apparently the outcry got to the State Department. Their @ThinkAgain_DOS account has deleted the tweet.