Why This Could Be The End Of Facebook Live – Forbes

Why This Could Be The End Of Facebook Live – Forbes

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© 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP There was always a likelihood that enabling the population of the world to live broadcast whatever and whenever they wanted on Facebook Live might need a rethink. And whilst Christchurch has amplified concerns many times over, there have been many other reports of murders, suicides and violence on the platform. The issue for Facebook is that this now coincides with escalating pressure on their core business from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the alleged corporate cover-up. Something will have to give to appease politicians and an increasingly skeptical public, and, given the choice, Facebook Live in its current guise might well be it. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a blog post entitled 'a Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking' earlier this month, its intent was to ease concerns about the company's focus on integrated messaging. "I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services, " he said, "where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won't stick around forever." Three weeks later, Zuckerberg's "simpler platform that's focused on privacy first" seems entirely at odds with an unregulated live-broadcasting ....


the content was neither spotted nor reported. Worse, the argument can be made that the availability of a live broadcast medium will become a core focus of future attacks. And that cannot be allowed to happen. If the fail-safes don't work, something else needs putting in place. The end of sharing "People should be comfortable being themselves, " Zuckerberg had written thirteen days before Christchurch, "and should not have to worry about what they share coming back to hurt them later. .

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