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Mark Zuckerberg uses his billion-dollar social media platform to respond to Diamond Reynold's streaming of Philando Castile's death.
Facebook’s co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out about the live streaming of Philando Castile’s death.
Castile was fatally shot by Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez after being pulled over for a broken taillight. The aftermath of the encounter with the officer was live streamed on Facebook by Castile’s fiancée Diamond Reynolds.
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“The images we’ve seen this week are graphic and heartbreaking, and they shine a light on the fear that millions of members of our community live with every day,” he wrote to the Facebook community. “While I hope we will never have to see another video again like Diamond’s, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is important – and how far we still have to go.”
While Zuckerberg’s statement seems to support the posting of the graphic incident, he doesn’t address why the video was removed from the network shortly after it was posted and restored an hour later.
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