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Shinzo Abe

Facebook, Twitter remove Shinzo Abe assassination videos

Violent footage breaks rules against harmful content

A person prays next to flowers laid at the site where late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot in Nara, western Japan on July 8.   © Reuters

LONDON (AP) -- Twitter, Facebook parent Meta and other social media companies scrambled Friday to police videos on their platforms of the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that break rules on harmful content.

Multiple videos of the attack by a gunman who fired a homemade, double-barreled weapon twice at Abe circulated on social media. Some only show the moments before and after the attack while others showed both shots.

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