Facebook video murdered man family sues social network

Robert Godwin Sr. was the victim of a murder in April 2017. The entire action was broadcast live via Facebook and the social network took no immediate action, leaving the video airing for about two hours with scenes of the death of victim. Now, according to a Fox 8 report from Cleveland, USA, Godwin's family is suing Facebook for negligence and omission in the case.

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The victim's family claims that the company has not taken steps to remove the video from the social network in a timely manner and has not even tried to get the police to try to stop the murder, as the criminal had already mentioned in the broadcast that he would kill Godwin next. The family insists that the social network was in a position to do that.

Facebook associate general counsel Natalie Naugle said: "We give people tools for reporting content that violates our policies and take quick action to remove violent content when it comes to us." She offered her condolences to Godwin's family, "who suffered a tragic and senseless loss." The company did not comment on the lawsuit.

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