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Facebook Blames Removal of Fatal Philando Castile Shooting Video on a ‘Technical Glitch’

On Wednesday, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old Minnesota man, was shot by police during a traffic stop. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was captured live on video and posted to Facebook by a woman identified as Castile’s girlfriend. Soon after it went viral, the footage, which depicts Castile, slumped over in his seat and covered in blood, as well as the woman’s four-year-old daughter, disappeared. After about an hour—and complaints from various people on and off of the platform—Facebook restored the footage and blamed it on a “technical glitch.”

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