What to avoid in posting live video on Facebook


All things said about posting live video and photos on Facebook, more so if it is graphic and shows violence has some perimeters to follow. So, here’s what to avoid in posting live video on the most popular social media sharing site in the internet.

Active Facebook users might as well follow the policy of its Community Standards regarding posting and sharing graphic content and be watchful of when a violation may lead to, what else, censorship.

Accoding to the Facebook’s Community Standards outline what is and isn’t allowed on the social network, from pornography to violence to hate speech. They apply to Live video the same as to recorded photos and videos.

The policy on graphic content is that Facebook does not allow and will take down content depicting violence if it’s celebrated, glorified or mocks the victim.

However, violent content that is graphic or disturbing in nature is not a violation if it’s posted to bring attention to the violence or condemn it.

So that if someone posts a graphically violent video saying “this is great, so and so got what was coming to them,” it will be removed, but if they say “This is terrible, these things need to stop,” it can remain visible.

Users can report any content, including Live videos in progress, as offensive for one of a variety of reasons, including that it depicts violence.

Even a single report flag sends the content to be reviewed by Facebook’s Community Standards team, which operates 24/7 worldwide. These team members can review content whether it’s public or privately shared. The volume of flags does not have bearing on whether content is or isn’t reviewed, and a higher number of flags will not trigger an automatic take-down.

There is no option to report content as “graphic but newsworthy,” or any other way to report that content could be disturbing and should be taken down.

Instead, Facebook asks that users report the video as violent, or with any of the other options. It will then be reviewed by team members trained to determine whether the content violates Facebook’s standards.

H/T: Techcrunch


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