On Tuesday, two journalists had been shot lifeless throughout a Fb Live stream within the Dominican Republic. That afternoon, Fb Live captured a separate incident the place a two-year-old youngster and 26-year-old man had been shot lifeless and a pregnant girl was critically injured.
Why this issues: Just like the unfold of pretend information, Fb is struggling to steadiness the liberty of its customers to put up what they need with having some management over what spreads amongst its billions of customers.
The grim toll: Earlier this yr 4 teenagers kidnapped and tortured a disabled teen and streamed it reside. These incidents are simply the most recent in a string of comparable murders and grotesque crimes happening on Fb Live final yr:
In March, a Chicago man was shot in his residence.
In June, a 28-year-old Chicago man captured his personal homicide.
In June, an ISIS terrorist killed a Parisian police officer and his spouse after which threatened their terrified three-year-old.
In July, a taking pictures spree towards three males hanging out of their automotive in Norfolk, Virginia, which left one of many victims critically injured.
In July, a lady in Minnesota captured her finance’s demise when he was shot lifeless by police.
Fb’s response: Fb has not but commented on the latest incidents. In the past, Mark Zuckerberg has posted heartfelt reactions to those cases on his personal Fb web page and admitted that whereas his platform brings folks collectively, these incidents present “how far we nonetheless should go.” Following a string of crimes in July, the tech big stated the principles for reside video are “the identical for all the remainder of our content material.” Later in an interview with TechCrunch, the corporate elaborated on this saying they are going to solely take away content material “if it celebrates or glorifies violence.”