Facebook, new rules for Live

Facebook sets new rules for the use of live streaming. Those who violate the social network's rules will not be able to broadcast live. Find out why

Facebook has announced a set of new rules for live streaming, a feature now used by so many users. This decision comes in the wake of the terrorist attacks that struck two mosques in New Zealand about two months ago and broadcast live Facebook.

The horror live broadcast immediately prompted Mark Zuckerberg and his staff to establish new rules to manage access to Facebook Live. So, on Tuesday a new post was published in the official blog in which the company stated that from now on, to transmit live video will need to comply with requirements. The goal is to prevent possible abuses and prohibit the use of Live and other Facebook features to those who use Facebook incorrectly and do not respect the privacy rules. There are many dangerous individuals who frequent the channel with the worst intentions, and this is a way to block them in time.

One Strike: the new Facebook Live policy

Mark Zuckerberg and his team got right to work after the terrorist attacks that took place in New Zealand. The reason is that the terrorists filmed everything and broadcast the images on Facebook, where every user could see the horror. In order to prevent this kind of illegal activity, the company announced the upcoming launch of a new policy, dubbed as "One Strike". The new rules will ban all users who violate the platform's standards from using the Live feature.

Who are the blocked users?

The ban on posting a live video is applied immediately after a Facebook user violates one of the terms of use standards and remains in effect indefinitely. The measure particularly affects those who violate privacy rules within their profile or in communities. In fact, it can also come after a user posts a malicious link on their account or content that leads back to terrorism or dangerous websites. These people are classified as dangerous and consequently they can't access the live streams.

To monitor the users and find the people risky for the safety and serenity of the channel, Facebook has partnered with three American Universities investing a total of 7.5 million dollars. The goal is to improve the technology that allows to identify photos and videos compromising or specially manipulated to escape the controls of the social network.

The restrictions also affect politicians, actors, journalists, celebrities and dangerous organizations. In the past month, several famous personalities who have shared compromising and divisive content such as Paul Nehlen, Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos have been excluded from Live. The goal is to minimize abuse on the platform and, likewise, allow trustworthy people to use and watch Live without the risk of stumbling across shocking, disturbing or hateful videos.