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 CBCNews.ca 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.
@CBCCommunity it's hard not to because it's everywhere but I'd rather be in the know then caught by surprise!-- Amanda Deo (@AmanderComander) May 31, 2012
@CBCCommunity YES. I purposefully skip over them in my Twitter feed, I don't click links or RT, and I avoid watching the news altogether :(-- Naila Jinnah (@NailaJ) May 31, 2012
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.)
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