The company will also implement more tools to make it easier for users to report violent or potentially harmful incidents. “We’re going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help,” Zuckerberg noted.
Facebook Live, while immensely popular for publishers, public figures, and brands, clearly has a dark side. Even though it’s still in its infancy -- Facebook Live debuted for all users in April, 2016 --- the medium has captured brutal Chicago gang activity, suicide, and child abuse.
Zuckerberg, for obvious reasons, wants to crack down on all of that, describing a grim episode the company was recently able to prevent: “Just last week, we got a report that someone on Live was considering suicide. We immediately reached out to law enforcement, and they were able to prevent him from hurting himself. In other cases, we weren't so fortunate.”