Canadian Police Accidentally Livestream Double Homicide Press Conference Using Facebook’s Cat Filter

Canada’s national police force live-streamed a press conference regarding a double homicide on Friday and added animated cat-like features to the presiding officer.

Facebook’s video technology has the capabilities of overlaying the recording with filters that distort or change the video’s subject. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police of British Columbia appear to have used a Facebook filter on Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, who led the briefing, that included whiskers and cat ears.

The national police later clarified on Twitter that the use of the filter was inadvertent.

“We are aware and addressing it as it’s an automatic setting,” the police force said, before posting an updated video without the cat filter.

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