Civil Rights leader boycotts Facebook Live

Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for a 30-day shut down of Facebook’s live streaming feature to give the company a chance to figure out a way to to remove...

Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for a 30-day shut down of Facebook’s live streaming feature to give the company a chance to figure out a way to to remove disturbing video instantly from the site. The request comes in the wake of 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Snr’s death at the hands of Steve Stephens who uploaded the shooting onto Facebook Live.

“The moratorium is … an opportunity for tech companies, elected officials, law enforcement, community based organizations and civil rights advocates and others,” Jackson said.

On Friday (April 21) Jackson along with Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Chicago activist Father Michael Pfleger all stood in front of Facebook’s Chicago offices making the request known in hopes to seek a meeting. The trio are asking for an immediate shut down of the feature also because Stephens used the tool to announce he killed several other people and would kill more.

 

 

 

Source: Vibe/Shenequa Golding

Photo: AP File Photo

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