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Twitter and Facebook download videos of the murder of Shinzo Abe | Digital Trends Spanish


World shock exists for the assassination with a bullet shot of the former prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, after a campaign act, which generated a series of video records of the exact moment of the crime. The situation quickly went viral. Twitter Y Facebook.

Some records only show the moments before and after the attack, while others showed both shots.

Meta said it was removing videos depicting the moment of the attack and had disabled the suspect’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 08: A screen broadcasting the news of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has been shot while campaigning in Nara, Japan on July 08, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images)

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by the passing of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe,” Meta said in a prepared statement.

“We do not and will not tolerate any violent behavior on our platform. To keep our platform a safe place to connect, we are working to remove any infringing content related to the incident,” he said.

Twitter said its law enforcement teams were working to “address harmful content” related to the attack by “proactively removing” material that violates its rules, which include restrictions on sensitive media, including graphic violence.

Police at the scene of the Nara shooting have arrested Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, a former member of Japan’s navy, on suspicion of murder. Police said he used an obviously homemade weapon about 15 inches (40 centimeters) long, and they seized similar weapons and his personal computer when they raided his nearby one-bedroom apartment.

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