Facebook deleting viral video of Charlottesville attack, says it violates community standards

Facebook is deleting the link to a blog post that attacked a victim of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.



The blog post from The Daily Stormer website was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook but those posts have started to disappear from the platform, The Verge reported on Monday.

According to Facebook, the blog post violated its community standards and would be removed automatically unless the post included a caption condemning the article or the publication.

"Any shares of the Daily Stormer article that don't include a caption will be deleted," Facebook was quoted as saying.

The blog post contained a series of personal attacks against Heather Heyer, who died on Saturday after she was struck by a car while protesting a gathering of white supremacists.

The Daily Stormer has lost its web host and its YouTube Channel as well over the violation of terms of service.

Earlier, the web hosting company GoDaddy said on 13 August that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

"We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service," GoDaddy posted on its official Twitter page.

The Daily Stormer is a neo-Nazi, white supremacist website associated with the alt-right movement, which was spearheading the rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia which resulted in violence, including Heyer's death.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Aug 15, 2017 10:22 AM | Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 10:25 AM