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At F8, Zuckerberg acknowledges the Facebook murder

Facebook‘s F8 keynote is underway. After opening with a few dad jokes—hey, he is a dad—Mark Zuckerberg briefly mentioned the Cleveland murder committed on Sunday, apparently by a man who documented it on Facebook and Facebook Live. (The suspect killed himself today during a police chase.) “Our hearts go out to the family and friends … Continue reading “At F8, Zuckerberg acknowledges the Facebook murder”

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Facebook‘s F8 keynote is underway. After opening with a few dad jokes—hey, he is a dad—Mark Zuckerberg briefly mentioned the Cleveland murder committed on Sunday, apparently by a man who documented it on Facebook and Facebook Live. (The suspect killed himself today during a police chase.)

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“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr.,” he said. “We have a lot of work and will do everything we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”

After that acknowledgment of a horrible situation, which didn’t seem to elicit any particular visible response from the audience, Zuckerberg continued on with the keynote’s product-centric news.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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