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Friday 26 May 2017

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Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Wednesday 19/April/2017 - 09:38 AM
Sada El Balad
Facebook's chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site، according to "BBC".

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr،" said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference.

His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken to take the clip offline.

About an hour before the event got underway، police had revealed that the murder suspect had killed himself.

Steve Stephens had been the subject of a national manhunt.

He was believed to have uploaded a video to Facebook showing his killing of 74-year-old Mr Godwin in Cleveland on Sunday and then boasting on subsequent Facebook Live streams that he had killed others.

Facebook subsequently acknowledged it had taken it more than two hours to remove the clips after the first video was posted، despite it having received complaints in the interim.

"We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening،" added Mr Zuckerberg.
Cleveland's police chief had referred to Facebook's role in a separate press conference.

"I think the people on social media kind of know the power and I think they know the harm it can do،" said Calvin Williams.

"We've talked before about people not living their lives on social media and being truthful on social media and not harming people via social media.

"And this is a prime example، this is something that should not have been shared around the world. Period."
Mr Zuckerberg went on to introduce new plans to include augmented reality experiences in Facebook apps، such as Messenger.

He suggested that، in the near future، it would be far more common to place digital objects in video and live streams viewed on mobile phones.

Edited by Rasha Mohamed

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