WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a murdered journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
Andy Parker believes that the company is in violation of its own terms and service when it hosts videos on Facebook or its sibling service Instagram which glorify violence.
His daughter, TV journalist Alison Parker (cameraman Adam Ward), was killed in August 2015 when Adam Ward, a former colleague, was reporting for Roanoke-based WDBJ-TV.
The Associated Press reportedAccording to Parker’s Tuesday complaint and the Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic lawyers, top executives assured that the video that was shot in part by the shooter would be removed.
“The reality is that Facebook and Instagram are placing the responsibility on the victims and their families to monitor graphic content — forcing them to relive their worst moments over and over to curb the distribution of these videos,” the indictment said. According to the AP.
Facebook was accused Tuesday of engaging in deceptive practices by violating its terms and service and misrepresenting its security.