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MCO 120: Media and Society: Facebook Live Ethics Student Name:  Jenna Celsi Student #: 1206255319        Semester: Spring 2018 The goal of this exercise is to think critically about media ethics and decision-making; here’s how to do it: Read these three articles about recent murders broadcast on Facebook Live: Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content by Laura Sydell Facebook Responding to Another Broadcasted Killing by Aarti Shahani Want to stop Facebook violence? You won’t like the choices. By Emily Dreyfuss After reading the articles, respond to the following: 1 The first article discusses Stanford University law professor Daphne Keller’s take on a key aspect of Facebook’s dilemma: “Keller thinks part of Facebook's dilemma is that society isn't sure yet whether the company should be like the phone company, which isn't responsible for what people say, or if it should be like a traditional broadcaster, subject to strict regulations on what can be put on air.” Should Facebook be responsible for content? I do not believe Facebook should be responsible for the content it’s users post. Facebook has guidelines on what can be posted and will remove images and posts that do not follow them. Because we live in a democratic country, it is our right to freedom of speech. If Facebook were to be responsible for the content, they would need to hire more men to constantly be
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