Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Facebook updates its suicide prevention tools for Live shows

If you see something worrying on a Live broadcast, Facebook is making it easier for you to get help. The company is introducing new suicide prevention measures, including crisis support and streamlined reporting. It’s aiming to help at-risk people on Facebook Live and Messenger. If you see something concerning on a Live broadcast, you will see an option to contact an organization to get help for yourself or the broadcaster. Participating organizations are Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorders Association, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The company rolled out rudimentary versions of these tools last year, which allowed you to flag…

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