Jesse Jackson demands a 30-day shut down of Facebook live to stop violence


According to USA Today , Jesse Jackson, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, and Chicago activist Father Michael Pfleger stood in front of Facebook’s Chicago offices Friday to seek a meeting on the issue.

The men say that the 30-day period would allow Facebook a chance to create a mechanism that would allow for instant removal of disturbing and offensive content.

The video of the Easter Sunday murder of Godwin was allegedly reported to Facebook, but it took almost two hours for staff to disable Stephens’ account. In the meantime, the video was shared with untold numbers of viewers who watched and shared the horrific content.

The moratorium would serve as “a timeout” to help Facebook figure out how to prevent people from using it “as a platform to release their anger, their fears and their foolishness,” Jackson told USA Today.

Image source: The Hollywood Unlocked


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