Facebook yanked user’s photos of dead migrants thinking they were spam


Facebook temporarily yanked several photos capturing a shipwreck off the coast of Libya last week because they were mistaken for spam.

Syrian artist Khaled Barakeh uploaded photos late last week depicting a shipwreck off the coast of Zuwara, a port in western Libya. The boat reportedly carried nearly 400 migrants, many of whom seemed to be trapped in the ship’s cargo hold when it capsized

Barakeh uploaded seven photos to Facebook one day after the disaster, in an album called “Multicultural Graveyard.” Several of the photos appeared to show young drowned victims from the shipwreck; one shot depicted a stack of orange body bags. It’s unclear how Barakeh obtained the photos …

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