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Man shot dead while celebrating his birthday on Facebook live

NORTH CALORINA: A man celebrating his birthday in a Facebook Live stream ‘accidentally’ filmed the moment he was shot dead on a street in North Calorina. The victim, who was identified by authorities as Prentis Robinson, musician by profession, was using a selfie stick to record himself as he made his way down a road in Wingate, North Carolina on Monday. Unaware of the gun-wielding man making his way towards him, Mr Robinson can be heard talking about his desire to move from Charlotte to Atlanta. The 55-year-old’s…

Facebook to add 3,000 workers to fight streaming of live violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook will add 3,000 people over the next year to monitor reports of inappropriate material on the social media network and removing videos such as murders and suicides, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, the company's co-founder, said in a Facebook post the workers will be in addition to the 4,500 people who already review posts that may violate its terms of service. The hiring spree represents an acknowledgement by Facebook that, at least for now, it needs more…

Four charged with hate crimes over Chicago beating shown live on Facebook

CHICAGO: Four African-Americans accused of attacking an 18-year-old man with special needs while making anti-white racial taunts and broadcasting the assault on Facebook were charged with hate crimes in Illinois on Thursday. Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, and sisters Brittany and Tanishia Covington were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Tanisha Covington was the eldest at 24, while her sister and the two men were 18 years old.…