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Cleveland Shooting Highlights Facebook’s Responsibility in Policing Depraved Videos

The site has been making adjustments to try to deal with criminal incidents and suicides

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    Cleveland Shooting Highlights Facebook’s Responsibility in Policing Depraved Videos
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    The Facebook logo is displayed at the Facebook Innovation Hub in this February 24, 2016, file photo in Berlin, Germany.

    Steve Stephens' shooting of a random man on Easter Sunday has reignited the debate on how to better police criminal content on Facebook Live, NBC News reported.

    The tool has been available for just one year, but Facebook already has run into issues because of it, as people have used the application to broadcast themselves committing gruesome crimes.

    In Chicago, a man was tortured on Facebook live, while in Sweden, a gang rape was reportedly broadcast on the application. Suicides have also been shown on Facebook Live.

    Facebook’s protocol for dealing with Facebook Live includes having a team on call at all hours to respond to reports of content that may violate the site’s community standards.  

    Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

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    On Monday, Facebook issued a statement online about Sunday's shooting, addressing how it handled the situation, along with a timeline of events, starting with when the first video "of intent to murder" was uploaded. In the statement, Facebook also said it is working to improve its reporting flows.