Facebook Allowed Violent Content To Stay Online - Investigation Reveals

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Facebook Allowed Violent Content To Stay Online - Investigation Reveals

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11:07 18 Jul 2018


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Facebook is set to be called before an Oireachtas Committee after an investigation found that the social network told staff not to remove violent content.

A reporter for a Channel 4 investigation went undercover at Facebook offices in the UK and Dublin and found that extreme content, including assaults on children and images of self-harm, all remained on the site despite violating the company's guidelines.

Fianna Fail's communications spokesperson Timmy Dooley says that he plans to call Facebook bosses in front of an Oireachtas Committee.

While Communications Minister Denis Naughten says that it raises serious questions for the company:

"From what I understand it raises serious questions for the company in respect of its content review process."


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