Cleveland murder at LARGE: Police appeal for public help as Facebook killer still on the run

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by

The Sunday night Facebook killer – who posted a video of himself on the social network shooting an elderly man in Cleveland – remains at large for the second consecutive day as authorities appealed to the public for help in the case. Police said they have received “dozens and dozens” of tips and possible sightings of the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to persuade him to turn himself in when they spoke with him via his cellphone on Sunday after the shooting.

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But as Stephens remains on the loose, the search for him has expanded nationwide, police said.

Meanwhile, as Reuters writes, “the shooting marked the latest video clip of a violent crime to turn up on Facebook, raising questions about how the world’s biggest social media network moderates content.

Others have suggested that instead of cracking down on what some biased “arbiter” considers “fake news”, maybe Facebook can focus on preventing such murderous rampages in the future.

For its part, as we noted yesterday Zuckerberg’s company on Monday said it would begin reviewing how it monitors violent footage and other objectionable material in response to the killing.

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