Technology Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next 'Facebook killer'

07:40  19 april  2017
07:40  19 april  2017 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday. Zuckerberg 's comment came during the opening of Facebook 's annual developers conference

SAN FRANSISCO — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world’s leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

Zuckerberg's comment came during the opening of Facebook's annual developers conference in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he focused on technology tools intended to promote stronger communities.

"We are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there," Zuckerberg said.

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin, Sr.. We will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening."

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday. ' Facebook killer ' commits suicide after brief chase. 2 hours ago World.

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next ' Facebook killer ' - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg today vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

He conceded that Facebook has "a lot of work" to do.

The US man wanted for killing Godwin in Ohio and then posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself Tuesday after a brief pursuit in neighboring Pennsylvania, police said.

Steve Stephens, 37, had been the subject of a nationwide manhunt in the wake of Sunday's killing in Cleveland.

The incident was the latest grisly crime posted on Facebook, reviving questions about videos posted on the world's largest social network, and how -- or if -- they can be monitored. The footage was later taken down.

Murderer's Facebook Video Sparks Manhunt, Highlights Apps' Monitoring Challenges .
Steve Stephens’ violent Facebook posts highlight the immense challenge Facebook and other social networks like Twitter have managing user-generated video content, particularly live video. In January, Facebook said users view 100 million hours of video per day. Live video rolled out broadly on Facebook early last year.“This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson told Buzzfeed. “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.

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