A video showing a three-year-old boy being violently beaten remained on Facebook even after the web giant apologised and gave categorical assurances to an Oireachtas committee that it had been removed.
At a meeting of the Communications committee two weeks ago, Facebook’s Niamh Sweeney told TDs that the company took “immediate steps” to remove the video following the broadcast of a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on how the platform moderated disturbing content.
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