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Confederate flag pulled from site

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined American retailers in pledging to pull down links to products displaying Confederate flag imagery in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church.

The Confederate battle flag has become a lightning rod for outrage over the killing of nine black men and women at in Charleston last Wednesday.

Accused gunman Dylann Roof is seen posing with the flag in photos posted on a website reported to be his.