The Facebook Live platform can be used to live stream from your mobile device no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have an internet connection. So you can live stream the great time you’re having at a concert or your commute to work in the morning. There have been some heartbreaking incidents recently of actual crimes being streamed live on Facebook, they involved brutal murders that were streamed live. Facebook has now said that it’s going to do more to ensure that such content is quickly taken off the site.
In one recent case in which a man committed a murder and streamed it live on Facebook, the video remained online for more than 24 hours before it was finally removed after a law enforcement agency made the relevant request. There’s certainly room for improvement here to ensure that such content doesn’t spread far and wide on Facebook.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that the company is working to make such videos easier to report so that the company can take action sooner. Its response will include taking a post down if need be or responding quickly when someone needs help.
Zuckerberg also said that Facebook is going to add 3,000 additional people to its community operations team that’s already 4,500 strong. The team will be tasked with reviewing millions of reports that Facebook gets every week.
Facebook is also going to change its flagging process so that users can easily report problematic content.