Facebook Admits It Must 'Do Better' After Murder Video Remained Live For Hours

A video showing a murder in Cleveland remained available on Facebook for hours, leading to pointed questions for the social network. In response, Facebook has admitted it needs to do a better job when it comes to policing content and responding to reports.

As a result of this terrible series of events, we are reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards as easily and quickly as possible, - Facebook

The video was first reported an hour and 45 minutes after it was posted.

We disabled the suspect's account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report about the murder video, and two hours after receiving a report of any kind...But we know we need to do better. - Facebook

The network has been under pressure to police content better, so it's been employing progressively better combinations of AI and human review teams.