Facebook’s “Live” video streaming service is off to an epic start.
In true Facebook form, the old Zuckster keeps it on the service, while taking other videos off.
A 28-year old Chicago man live streaming on Facebook was shot dead during his broadcast.
The live stream captured his murder. The 14-minute video featured the man drinking and hanging out with friends on a sidewalk. Six minutes into the video, there are gun shots, and screaming can be heard.
A spokeswoman from Facebook (FB, Tech30) acknowledged that the video streamed live on its service.
According to Facebook, the video hasn’t been taken down because it doesn’t violate the company’s community standards. Videos that incite violence are removed, but Facebook concluded that this particular video doesn’t fall into that category. Some disturbing videos posted or shared by users are meant to raise awareness of an issue. Facebook puts a warning on those, instead of removing them.
It’s the second incident involving Facebook’s new streaming service this week. On Tuesday, an ISIS sympathizer killed a police commander and his partner in France, afterwards, broadcasting his crime live on Facebook and threatening violence at the Euro 2016 soccer championship. The video has since been removed. Read more…