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Gunman shared his plans on Facebook before the shooting, governor says. Company says messages were private 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that prior to the Uvalde elementary school shooting, the gunman shared his plans on Facebook about 30 minutes before reaching the school.

Abbott said in the first message, he wrote: "I'm going to shoot my grandmother."

The gunman later said: "I shot my grandmother" and "I'm going to shoot an elementary school," according to Abbott who described the messages as posts.

A spokesperson for Meta, formerly known as Facebook, said Wednesday the messages written by the shooter were “private one-to-one text messages,” contrary to Abbott’s assertion the gunman made the posts on Facebook.

“The messages Gov. Abbott described were private one-to-one text messages that were discovered after the terrible tragedy occurred. We are closely cooperating with law enforcement in their ongoing investigation,” Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said.

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Facebook comment, via Twitter (ofc) 

The guy got a point here...

Facebook is filtering the wrong shit

Facebook comment, via Twitter (ofc) 

Top comments!, Andy Stone, he's the "Communications for Meta"

Gunman shared his plans on Facebook before the shooting, governor says. Company says messages were private 

@stux
That's horrible. And they suspend other people's accounts for liking too many posts.

Facebook comment, via Twitter (ofc) 

@stux they are part of the problem at least

@switch6 The reply on the Meta dude's reply is not even wrong :(

re: Gunman shared his plans on Facebook before the shooting, governor says. Company says messages were private 

re: Gunman shared his plans on Facebook before the shooting, governor says. Company says messages were private 

@stux social media platforms: you get banned if you call some celebrity "an asshole and a coward" but not if you say that you will literally shoot your grandmother

Facebook, privacy 

@stux private as in we will make your messages our private property and profit from it

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