As many of us are aware, social media giant Facebook has access to millions of users’ data. While this is extremely troubling, it also presents an opportunity for Facebook to contact authorities when they believe something horrible, such as a shooting, might occur. When such an occurrence did indeed come to pass, the shooter, Steve Stephens, broadcast the episode on “Facebook Live” for all to see.
Now, the family of one of the victims of the shooting is suing Facebook for negligence, claiming that Facebook had sufficient access to Stephens’s data that they should have known that the shooting would occur, and could have stopped it. Robert Goodwin was 74 when he was killed by Stephens. The suit has named multiple defendants, including companies used by Facebook for the purposes of data collection.
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