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FACEBOOK ROLLS OUT FEATURES TO CURB FAKE NEWS

Following the Cleveland shooting, Facebook vowed to continue its clampdown on sick videos. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” it said, in a statement. “We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”

Facebook Live, in particular, poses a huge challenge for the social network as evidenced this year, in January, when a mentally disabled man in Chicago was bound, duct-taped and tortured, allegedly by four suspects who yelled anti-Trump and racial slurs while broadcasting the heinous ordeal on Facebook Live.

In March, the rape of a 15-year-old girl was livestreamed via the service.

However, online media expert Eric Schiffer, CEO of DigitalMarketing.com and tech holding company Patriarch Group, says there is more work ahead for Facebook. “Social media is now hijacked by disturbed murderers who want instant fame for their sick killing spree obsessions,” he said, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “Facebook has a duty to monitor uploaded video content of cold blooded murders just like their duty to eliminate digital hate.”

 

CULLED FROM FOXNEWS.COM

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