Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Facebook, Philando Castile and the Difficult Reality of Live Video

Posted by @DanHinmon, Jul 8, 2016

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.

What is your hospital’s policy re: Facebook Live live streams from your hospital? If you don’t have one, now’s the time to start the discussion with your team.


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