In December, Facebook said that it would start flagging “disputed” stories in an attempt to warn users about fake news and they have just launched that feature.
The announcement focused on new Facebook tools for helping people “in real time on Facebook Live,” facilitating live chat support from crisis support organizations via Facebook Messenger and “streamlined reporting for suicide, assisted by artificial intelligence." There have been reports of people, including a 14-year-old Miami girl, who have broadcast their suicides via the Facebook Live video streaming feature.
By Larry Magid
I got the following email from a relative of mine this week and it immediately sounded an alarm in my head.