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Facebook Tightens Rules Around Live Streaming

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San Francisco: Following the New Zealand mosque attack which was streamed live on Facebook, the social networking giant has tightened the rules that apply specifically to the Live camera feature on its platform. As part of its updated policies, anyone who violates Facebook’s most serious policies would be restricted from using Live for set periods of time – for example 30 days, starting on their first offence.

“We will now apply a ‘one strike’ policy to Live in connection with a broader range of offences. For instance, someone who shares a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context will now be immediately blocked from using Live for a set period of time,” Guy Rosen, Vice President, Integrity at Facebook, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. “Our goal is to minimise risk of abuse on Live while enabling people to use Live in a positive way every day. We plan on extending these restrictions to other areas over the coming weeks, beginning with preventing those same people from creating ads on Facebook,” Rosen said. (IANS)

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