Virginia Murder Video Shared In Autoplay Mode By Murderer

April 26, 2023 2:58 pm2 commentsViews: 81

Social giants Facebook[NASDAQ:FB] and Twitter[NYSE:TWTR] have been warned by MPs against autoplaying videos of the Virginia double murder case.

Virginia Murder Video Shared In Autoplay Mode By Murderer

It is suspected the murderer, Vester Lee Flanagan, has posted the video in autoplay mode.

On early Wednesday morning a 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward from WDBJ7 TV channel were shot dead while they were interviewing live a lady from chamber of commerce in Bedford County, 120 miles away from capital Richmond, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Smith Mountain Lake.

A parliamentary group has asked the two social networking companies to ensure warning of graphic content is displayed before the video plays on.

According to chair of the cross-party Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor), Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other Internet related giants had worked with the regulators in preventing people from watching extremist content without warning.

The Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness said online users know what they are about to see and they also enjoy the ability to stop it.



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The autoplaying video footage was posted immediately after the murder of the two media crew. Those posts were again and immediately were retweeted and shared by many other users.

However, both the platforms took down the videos immediately as they have their own set of rules as to what is to be posted and what not. Facebook prohibits celebration and commission of criminal activities on the platform.


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