Jan 23, 2017

Facebook Live 'broadcasts gang rape' of woman in Sweden

Police in Uppsala were contacted in the morning by a woman who said she had seen a gang rape broadcast in a closed group on the site. Facebook Live shows a count of other people simultaneously watching the broadcast and Ms Lungren said she could see 60 other people viewing. Online witnesses told Swedish media they had also seen a second video where the same woman then denied being raped, but there was speculation as to whether or not she had done so under her own free will. Facebook Live also caught the aftermath of an incident in which a police officer shot and killed a man in St Paul, Minnesota in July 2016. They said live videos can be reported to a team, which is on call 24 hours a day.

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