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Facebook Is 'Reviewing' Its Reporting System After a Video of a Homicide in Cleveland Went Viral

Because Facebook doesn’t monitor every video as it goes up, the company relies on users to flag offending content—whether it’s alleged porn or alleged murder.

It took about two hours for Facebook to take down video of an apparent homicide Sunday, and more than 24 hours for Facebook to say what it was going to do about the reporting system that allowed that kind of delay.

Facebook Vice President of Global Operations Justin Osofsky said in a blog post Monday afternoon that the company is "reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards as easily and quickly as possible."

On Easter, a Cleveland man named Steve Stephens appeared to record and post multiple videos to Facebook, one of which included his alleged killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin. The incident wasn't isolated; in the last few months, videos of alleged torture and rape have also been posted to the social media site.

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