The family of slain journalist Alison Parker, who died in 2015, is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action against Facebook for not removing the video of her death, Associated Press report.
why it matters: Facebook has faced widespread scrutiny in recent weeks from lawmakers and the public, initially prompted by whistleblower accounts by former employee Frances Haugen.
Reference: In 2015, Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were murdered by a former coworker while reporting for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, per AP.
description: The complaint states that Facebook engages in deceptive trade practices by giving users false information about the platform’s security and violating its terms of service by failing to remove violent content.
- “The reality is that Facebook and Instagram have placed the onus of policing graphic content on victims and their families – they need to re-live their worst moments to stop the spread of these videos,” the complaint said. ,” says the complaint. For the news and the audience.
- The family also claims that the tech giant failed to remove the user-reported video.
What are they saying: According to the AP, father Alan Parker said, “The killing of Alison, shared on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, is one of the most serious practices that undermine the fabric of our society.”