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Facebook defends 'disturbing' baby video decision

June 5th, 2015

Episode 404 of 1342 episodes

Facebook has defended its decision not to take down a video that the NSPCC said showed a "terrified, sobbing baby" being repeatedly dunked into a bucket of water. “When this video is being shared to draw attention to and to condemn what’s happening and ideally to try and help this child then yes, there is a place for it on Facebook,” said Simon Milner, the company’s UK director of policy. “If it was being shared to praise it or make fun of it then absolutely not and in cases like that we will take it down.”

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