Social Media Bans Sharing Of Suspect’s Statement

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES BAN SHARING OF SUSPECT'S STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

(CNN) – Calls for stronger gun control laws flooded social media Saturday after 20 people were killed in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Over 20 people were injured.

Two federal law enforcement sources say investigators are reviewing an online statement posted days before the shooting that may speak to a motive.

The online posting was believed to be written by the suspect, who’s in custody but that has not been confirmed.

Spokespeople for both Facebook and twitter say the platforms are working to prevent people from sharing the suspect’s statement of beliefs and are removing posts from users that do so.

Google, which owns YouTube, did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

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