Facebook Increasing Efforts To Prevent Suicides

USA Today (3/1, Guynn) reports, “Faced with an alarming phenomenon, people taking their own lives on its live-streaming service, Facebook is stepping up efforts to prevent suicides.” Yesterday, “Facebook announced it will integrate real-time suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.” Additionally, “it…said it will offer live-chat support from crisis support organizations…and make it easier to report suicide or self-injury.”

The Washington Post (3/1, Bever) reports that “Facebook is also testing artificial intelligence to scan for posts as well as comments that indicate suicidal ideation and report them to the community operations team for review and possible intervention.”

Related Links:

— “Facebook takes steps to stop suicides on Live,” Jessica Guynn, USA Today, March 1, 2017.

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