Facebook confronts the grisly reality of live video with the shooting of Philando Castile



Facebook is facing new questions about its policies for live video after footage showing the aftermath of a police shooting in Minnesota was briefly removed.


The video was recorded in the minutes immediately following the shooting of Philando Castile, who was killed by police during a traffic stop. Originally posted to the Facebook page of Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds (who uses the name Lavish Reynolds on Facebook), the video shows Castile’s blood-stained body in the moments after the shooting. 


The video was later removed from Facebook for about an hour before it resurfaced with a message warning people that the video contains graphic content. Read more…


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