Assignment 1: Facebook Live Killings

Facebook Live Killings

Read the article Cleveland Shooting Highlight’s Facebook’s Responsibility in Policing Depraved Videos found at:

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/cleveland-shooting-highlights-facebook-s-responsibility-policing-depraved-videos-n747306

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Discuss whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

{Law vs. Ethics- What is the legal duty, if any, why or why not? What is the ethical duty, if any, why or why not?}

[Ch. 1 – 2 provides a foundation to answering this question.]

{leadership roles and ethical decisions}

{Did FB have a legal duty? What are those duties? Law (Statutory, common law, administrative rules?) Were those duties fulfilled?  – Likewise in discussing ethical duty} – Who was the crime victim? Important to note the relationship of victim to company; what are company’s duty to that party?} and so on…

[There will be reactions, comments, and media online surrounding this matter]

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[What was FB’s response to this occurrence? Was it reasonable? How does law and ethics fit into FBs response]
  1. Suggest and elaborate on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

Make sure the 3 ways suggested, are supported; more than mere opinion] [ based upon measures, processes, policies, etc., that may be supported by data, studies, research, etc., integrate such scholarly information into the the suggestions provided as support for those proactive measures identified.] [In order to suggest proactive steps, understanding how the site works will be useful; thus, perform some research, how is content placed, is it approved, is it monitored, etc.]

Keep in mind how the suggestions may impact law. – e.g. 1st amendment freedom of speech, cyber laws, etc., and address any impact on those suggestions. How the policy can be structured without violation of law] Also, keep in mind the consumer, audience. How does the company gain revenue through site? Will certain restrictions or suggestion impose and create a negative  response from its users? How can the company achieve its economic goals, and apply CSR – corporate social responsibility?

  1. Propose two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted. [keep in mind the key is to research, answer and explain, why or why not – support response]

Conduct some research to determine whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, discuss the key functions of these positions. If not, debate on whether or not they should create these roles. [keep in mind the key is to research, answer and explain, why or why not – support response]

Facebook Live Killings Assignment 1

Sample committee with a company:

http://www.bechtel.com/about-us/ethics-compliance/oversight-assessment/senior-management/

  1. Propose two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform. [keep in mind the key is to research, answer and explain, why or why not – support response]
  2. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze and apply the concepts of ethical decision making, corporate governance and  corporate social responsibility
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics.

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