Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has confirmed that Facebook will be taking necessary to put a full stop to live-streaming showing hate contents. The steps include putting restrictions on who can Live on Facebook. The announcement comes days after the infamous Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand which was live streamed on Facebook.
Calling the terrorist attacks in Christchurch an act of pure evil, the Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “We have heard feedback that we must do more – and we agree.”
She confirmed that Facebook will strengthen the rules for Facebook Live. Also, the company is in the process of finding out steps that will address hate on its platforms.
“We are exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations,” Sheryl Sandberg said.
She also said that it is also looking forward to building technology to quickly identity edited version of violent videos, something that Microsoft’s Brad Smith suggested earlier. The COO said, “We are also investing in research to build better technology to quickly identify edited versions of violent videos and images and prevent people from re-sharing these versions.”