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This afternoon, as the distance between "now" and Friday's slaughter at two New Zealand mosques widens, I found myself writing to a tech-savvy friend, asking for a link to the actual footage of the slaughter. I didn't have the stomach for it earlier and may not even now.
The internet is currently awash in tut-tutting disapprobation of showing the tapes, but I for one get tired of the moral high ground without evidence of the alternative. Facebook and Instagram are taking their lumps. Perhaps there are those who say "there is no need to see hard evidence." To which I reply, "oh yes there is."
Censoring, erasing, to-show-it-is-to-promote-it ... I don't look forward to looking at the video, but I also don't look forward to not looking at it.
What's your take?