Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer from Facebook, said on Friday that the company is planning to place some restrictions on their Facebook Live. The platform will monitor and allow only some people to go live on their profiles. After the horrific Christchurch massacre attack, Facebook has taken this extreme decision.
The company will keep an eye on every profile that wants to go live and observe any community violations that the profile owner has committed in the past. Sheryl released a blog post in which she shared how Facebook is going to aid the society when incidents like Christchurch massacre occur.
On 15th of March, a lone gunman started firing in a Mosque based out of New Zealand at the prime prayer time. 50 people were killed in this horrible massacre, and the worst part about this incident is that the gunman was live streaming on Facebook during the entire incident.
Facebook considered this issue very seriously. There are a total of 900 videos present on the platform which covered the entire 17 minutes of the carnage. Facebook used its artificial intelligence tools to identify and remove the hate groups that are based in New Zealand, Australia.
Last week, the social media giant said that they removed a total of 1.5 million videos which had the footage of this massacre. Earlier this week a Muslim group from France has announced that they are using both Facebook and YouTube for inciting violence with their live streaming option.
Facebook, the social media giant platform is appearing in news these days regularly due to the content that is circulating on its platform. The company is facing a massive backlash from people of various parts globally, and the advertising practices of this social media site were also criticized.