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VIDEO: 'This has been very difficult for everyone' - Facebook Ireland head of public policy

An undercover investigation revealed moderators at Cpl Resources were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform.

Niamh Sweeney, Facebook Ireland head of public policy, told a parliamentary committee that suggestions the tech giant turns a blind eye to disturbing content were “categorically untrue”.

It came as Facebook apologised for allowing disturbing content to remain on its site.

Ms Sweeney and Siobhan Cummiskey, head of content policy of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, appeared before the Irish Communications Committee to answer questions about its content moderation policy of violent and harmful content.

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