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Do you avoid disturbing news coverage?

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Anchors on CBC News broadcasts have been giving warnings about disturbing content before getting into the details of the international search for suspect Luka Rocca Magnotta. The 29-year-old is a suspect in the grisly slaying and dismemberment of a victim whose body parts were sent in the mail.

 Police remove a bag containing a human foot that was delivered to the Conservative Party of Canada's headquarters in downtown Ottawa. (CBC)Here on we occasionally include such warnings in our story descriptions so readers can decide whether they want to click through or scroll down and read on.

The process of finding, charging and trying a suspect could take years, and there are likely many more grisly details to come before this story ends with a verdict in a courthouse.

Do warnings before news stories make you turn away? Do you avoid disturbing news coverage when you can? How much detail does the public need or want to know when the facts are especially gruesome?

We put the question out on Twitter this morning and received these answers.

How do you react to warnings of disturbing content on the news? Let us know what you think.

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

Tags: Canada, POV

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