Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is responding to the Sunday murder of an elderly man in Ohio by Steve Stephens, an act which which Stephens recorded and uploaded to Facebook.
“We have a lot of work to do and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this,” Zuckerberg said during his keynote address at the F8 developer conference on Tuesday, the same day Stephens killed himself after a three-day pursuit by police.
Facebook will look into changing its “reporting flows,” so users can more easily flag violent content for Facebook to review, he said. Facebook is also reportedly updating its artificial intelligence to pick out objectionable content.
Stephens, 37, killed Robert Godwin, Sr., 74, on Sunday. The video of his death spread quickly across the social media website.
Godwin’s death was far from the only high-profile violence broadcast over Facebook. Earlier this year, four suspects beat a mentally disabled man over Facebook Live in a possible hate crime, and a 15-year-old was filmed on Facebook Live being gang-raped by as many as six men.
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