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.
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