Technology: Facebook to address concerns about dangers posed by livestream

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 09:45

Many of us use Facebook to stay in touch and pass time, but it's also opening a new world of livepornography, violence and drug related activity.

As technology grows, so do dangers on the Internet, even on everyday social media sites more notably in recent months with Facebook Live.

Though the live feature is used across the globe to stream important messages, kids can view inappropriate videos by clicking on the live feature tab and they can see videos from anyone, who is live, but all these little blue dots could actually be big red flags for parents.

The feature has been used to show the live gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, and a father in Thailand hanging his 11-month-old daughter.

Facebook acknowledges its website is used in inappropriate ways and says it does not condone illegal activity, however, they say videos are only removed once they are flagged and then reviewed by a moderator.

Just last week they announced they'll hire 3,000 more employees over the next year to review reported posts.

Parents are advised to monitor their children’s internet usage to avoid opening them up to see inappropriate things.