TAKE A STAND: Facebook Murder Video

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Video on Facebook of an elderly man being murdered in Cleveland is shocking, disgusting, and downright sad.

At some point, dead or alive, police will find suspect Steve Stephens, hopefully before anyone else is hurt or killed.

Friends and family say murder victim Robert Godwin was kindhearted and would give you the shirt off his back. Facebook has tried to set the record straight, saying the murder wasn't actually live, that Stephens recorded the video and uploaded it later.

Really? Does that even matter?

The disgusting video was online for almost three hours for the world to see before it was taken down.  Why? Because Facebook relies on users to monitor content and to flag and report anything offensive for removal.

Come on.

The trend of people using the internet to show themselves doing terrible things must stop.

There are a lot of smart people who work for Facebook. Surely, they and all the other social media companies can figure this out.

Instead of depending on you to tell them what's offensive after it's already posted, it's time for them to step up and do their job.

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