DIAMOND REYNOLDS live FACEBOOK video feed went viral when her boyfriend PHILANDO CASTILE was shot by police after being pulled over for a broken taillight late last month in Minnesota. CASTILE stated he was licensed to carry and was shot four times by cops when he reached into his wallet for his identification.
DIAMOND REYNOLDS filmed the incident (PHILANDO CASTILE) via her smart phone and fed the live video via FACEBOOK.
FROM MARK ZUCKERBERG (FACEBOOK CEO):
Yesterday, a Minnesota woman named Diamond Reynolds went live on Facebook immediately after her fiancé, Philando Castile, had been shot by police in his car. Philando later died from his wounds. In the video, Diamond's 4-year-old daughter is watching from the back seat.
The images we've seen this week are graphic and heartbreaking, and they shine a light on the fear that millions of members of our community live with every day. While I hope we never have to see another video like Diamond's, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important -- and how far we still have to go.
FROM FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STANDARDS:
We understand the unique challenges of live video. We know it’s important to have a responsible approach. That’s why we make it easy for people to report live videos to us as they’re happening. We have a team on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dedicated to responding to these reports immediately.
The rules for live video are the same for all the rest of our content. A reviewer can interrupt a live stream if there is a violation of our Community Standards. Anyone can report content to us if they think it goes against our standards, and it only takes one report for something to be reviewed.
One of the most sensitive situations involves people sharing violent or graphic images of events taking place in the real world. In those situations, context and degree are everything. For instance, if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it. However, if someone shared the same video to mock the victim or celebrate the shooting, we would remove the video.
Live video on Facebook is a new and growing format. We’ve learned a lot over the past few months, and will continue to make improvements to this experience wherever we can.
FROM EFF (ELECTRONIC FRONTEIRS FOUNDATION) and ACLU:
A new Apple patent raises the scary prospect of police getting a killswitch on phone recordings. ACLU explains.
With FACEBOOK, it's an algorithm, as it feeds back what you like (if you press like). With trending stories, my (and your) feed will pick up on similar stories, as in a tragic situation it can feel overwhelming. As FACEBOOK's algorithm feeds more stories of violence and tragedy, this could be the average of similar tragedies or the media is spot lighting similar situations.
It's ok to take some time off from the 'net (I did today), if this is overwhelming, and only like on FACEBOOK what you feel you want to be reciprocated in your feed.
DIAMONDS video was originally censored via FACEBOOK for graphic content and re-instated.
All love and respect to DIAMOND REYNOLDS for keeping her composure and filming the tragedy as technology has changed alot. You are the witness and journalist, tech is a mirror to truth and justice.
R.I.P. and condolences to DALLAS police department and all effected by the tragedy.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, STAY SAFE-\m./ -l-