Tragedy struck the other day as Cleveland man Steve Stephens live streamed himself killing an elderly man on Facebook. This killing lead to a two day man hunt within five different states. The hunt ended today with Stephens committing suicide. Within 24 hours, Facebook has now announced that it was reviewing its policy in response to the public’s reaction.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg took to address the public while at Facebook’s annual F8 developer’s conference. He says that the killing of 75-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. has been on his mind. Zuckerberg says, Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr., and we have a lot of work, and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”
Facebook has currently removed content pending a review that takes place within 24 hours, given that the piece of media has been flagged. This is been an ongoing thing as many murders and suicides have been captured on Facebook live.