'No Place For Violence': Facebook takes down Jamia Shooter's account
New Delhi : Hours after Jamia Shooter was identified and found using his Facebook account for live streaming of the Jamia shooting incident, the social media giant confirmed to a news portal that they have taken down the social media account. Mentions of the attacker's name have been removed from this article, while his image has been blurred. Police officials say the attacker was a juvenile, and cannot be identified.
According to media reports, the attacker live streamed his act of violence on Facebook. He also posted some messages on Facebook opposing the ongoing protests against the law that came into force just earlier this month.
“There is no place on Facebook for those who commit this kind of violence. We have removed the gunman's Facebook account and are removing any content that praises, supports or represents the gunman or the shooting as soon as we identify it,” a Facebook spokesperson told Gadgets 360 in a prepared statement.
Facebook has its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations Policy in place that is aimed to remove content praising, supporting, or representing shootings on its platform. The Menlo Park, California-based company is also claimed to have a global team of 15,000 content reviewers to review user reports in most major languages.
The new policies were developed by Facebook after last year's incident when an attacker had live streamed the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.