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Facebook Streams Murder

On Easter, a Cleveland man shot another man in cold blood while filming the entire episode for a Facebook post. The victim, Robert Goodwin, Sr. was apparently unknown to the killer. Wired reported that while initially thought to be live-streamed, the footage of the murder itself was uploaded shortly thereafter. This is not the first time a killing has been captured and broadcast live, or nearly live, via the Internet, but it has brought more scrutiny to Facebook Live, which has made live-streaming far easier and more accessible. The killer, Steve Stephens, has since killed himself after a brief pursuit near Erie, PA. —ML

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