Important News for Facebook users – Rules changed for Live Streaming
If someone ignores the rules for the first time, the live streaming facility will be discontinued for 30 days. Further action will be taken.
After the Facebook live streaming of terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand, Facebook has made its rules more strict on its platform, which has been especially linked to its live camera feature. Under the revised policies of Facebook, the person who violates Facebook’s most serious policies will be restricted from live streaming ( 30 days for violating it for the first time) for a certain time.
According to the blog post, Guy Rosen, vice president of Facebook’s Integrity Department said that Facebook would be applying what it called a “one strike” policy to Facebook Live that would ban users who violate the platform’s community standards once from using the live-streaming service for set periods of time. This applies to content posted elsewhere on the website, not just streamed on Facebook Live. If a user were to post a harmful link on their profile, like content which leads to a terrorist website, they would be banned from live-streaming as well.
Following a live stream of Facebook attacks on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, Facebook has claimed that within 24 hours, it destroyed nearly 1.5 million videos of Christchurch attack itself. Facebook also said that it had restricted 12 million videos after upload, after which they could not see the video users. In Christchurch attacks, 51 people died. The attack was seen 4,000 times before the original video was removed from the platform.