San Francisco: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday vowed to work to keep the worldâs leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.
Zuckerbergâs comment came during the opening of Facebookâs annual developers conference in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he focused on technology tools intended to promote stronger communities. âWe are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there,â Zuckerberg said.
âOur hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin, Sr.. We will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.â He conceded that Facebook has âa lot of workâ to do.Â Â Â
The US man wanted for killing Godwin in Ohio and then posting a video of the murder on Facebook fatally shot himself on Wednesday after a brief pursuit in Pennsylvania, police said. Â Â Â
Â Steve Stephens, 37, had been the subject of a nationwide manhunt in the wake of Sundayâs killing in Cleveland.
The incident was the latest grisly crime posted on Facebook, reviving questions about videos posted on the worldâs largest social network, and how â or if â they can be monitored. The footage was later taken down.