Following the successful launch of safety features that allow friends to help each other and check in during a crisis, Facebook has announced a new tool to help prevent suicide. The tool will allow friends to report videos on Facebook Live that are worrying or cause for concern. The Facebook Live user can then receive live chat support from services like the Save.org, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the Crisis Text Line through the Facebook Messenger app, according to Fortune Magazine.
Facebook already allows users to report posts that are concerning or indicate that a friend may be suicidal. The new tool will integrate the existing suicide prevention support features into Facebook Live, and provide the Facebook Live user with chat support as well as other suicide prevention resources. Facebook will also begin testing the use of artificial intelligence to streamline reports of suicide, by “using pattern recognition in posts previously reported for suicide.”
This year's Small Satellite Conference begins today! On Wednesday 8/5, Mudd Law will present a side meeting on the future of space debris mitigation under upcoming FCC guidelines. 🛰️Will you be tuning in?
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