Facebook is fully responsible for its Live feature allowing horrendous images to be broadcast on the internet, argues Will Oremus of Slate. He points out sadistic acts that have gained huge audiences, inferring that Facebook Live provides deranged people the attention they want. It is too convenient for the social media company to claim that they are powerless to limit disturbing footage going live, suggests Oremus. In his view, the company lacked foresight in creating tools that broadcast users’ intimate lives, seeming to welcome the negative possibilities as additional publicity. The company needs to improve to limit this content, believes Oremus.
Facebook’s options in fighting disturbing content being shared on its Live feature are limited, reports Emily Dreyfus of Wired. She argues that AI is still not advanced enough to successfully identity inappropriate videos, and human employees can’t go through the immense amount of content that is uploaded daily. Alternatively, fully deleting the Live feature doesn’t make sense either, since it would simply mean that such videos would be broadcast on other platforms, while hurting Facebook, theorizes Dreyfus. She deduces that doing so wouldn’t eliminate the problem, which Facebook is in the process of doing by improving its AI monitoring.