Facebook Promises to Improve Controls After Man Livestreams Murder

The company called it a 'horrific crime' and provided a time line

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A day after a suspect killed an elderly man in Cleveland and streamed it on Facebook Live, the social network said it’s reviewing the way it receives reports about content that violates its policies. In a blog post published today, the company called the event a “horrific crime” that has “no place on Facebook and goes against our policies and everything we stand for.”

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