WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
Andy Parker claims that the company violates its terms of service by hosting videos on Facebook and Instagram, which glorify violence.
In August 2015, his daughter, TV news reporter Alison Parker and Adam Ward, cameraman, were both killed while covering for Roanoke’s WDBJTV.
The Associated Press reportedAccording to Parker’s complaint and the Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic attorneys on Tuesday, top executives have assured that the video, which was partly filmed by the shooter would be removed.
“The reality is that Facebook and Instagram put the onus on victims and their families to do the policing of graphic content — requiring them to relive their worst moments over and over to curb the proliferation of these videos,” the complaint said, according to the AP.
Facebook filed a complaint Tuesday with the FTC alleging that it engages in deceptive trade practices. It violated its terms and service and misrepresented its safety.