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Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

A man from West Bengal stabbed his grandmother to death and did a Facebook live

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News24xx.com -  Over the years, social media has become the preferred medium for everything - dating, making friends, looking for life partners, and unfortunately, live streaming gruesome content. There have been multiple instances where social media companies like Facebook have failed to moderate the kind of content that gets posted online. The biggest challenge has been those where an active crime scene unfolds. 

From the most recent New Zealand shooting, where the gunman posted a live video, to Steve Stephens broadcasting a murder live on Facebook.

Now again, another disconcerting incident has come to light - that of a 27-year-old man from West Bengal who went on a crazed stabbing spree. 

According to reports, the man allegedly stabbed his grandmother to death and had the guts go live on Facebook.

"Indranil Roy, a resident of Keota Shibtala, attacked his family members on Sunday night. His grandmother Arati Roy, 80, succumbed to the injuries. We heard he did a Facebook live after the incident but we are yet to verify it," a police officer said.

Roy's parents received minor injuries but they are now fine. "The accused has been arrested and the matter is under investigation," he added.

The officer said "The boy has a history of addiction and had been behaving violently for some days".

Talking about the incident, a city-based psychologist said the investigators should verify if the accused was high on drugs or if he has some psychotic illness.

This West Bengal man is part of a growing list of people who have used the social media’s live streaming service to make atrocities go viral.

Despite several attempts, there has been no concrete way to filter this kind of content. There are times when videos last for up to two hours, and that's enough time for the footage/picture to be reposted on multiple channels like Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. 

In the aftermath of the 28-year-old white supremacist gunman's rampage on New Zealand, Facebook was forced to reconsider its live feature. 

The company's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a blog post that the 'social media giant will monitor who can use its Live feature depending on such factors as prior violations of Facebook's community standards.'

'We are also investing in research to build better technology to quickly identify edited versions of violent videos and images and prevent people from re-sharing these versions'.

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