Facebook’s parent company Metaplatform and Twitter have decided to delete the video of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination, The Associated Press and ABC reported on the 8th local time.
The meta said the video of the shooting was removed and the suspect’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were closed.
In mourning the death of former Prime Minister Abe, Meta said, “All violent content related to the attack will be removed and photos of the attack will not be visible.”
Twitter also said that it will take appropriate action against the video, in accordance with rules that define the video as harmful and restrict violent and sensitive visual media.
Video-sharing platforms YouTube and TikTok have also set up policies to delete videos related to assaults that violate their own rules prohibiting the distribution of violent content.
Former Prime Minister Abe was shot and killed by a 41-year-old man during a campaign for the House of Representatives elections in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, around 11:30 am on the 8th, and was taken to a hospital, where he died around 5:00 pm on the same day.
Videos of before and after the attack spread rapidly through social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.