In June 2016, Antonio Perkins unintentionally broadcast his own death to the world. It was a sunny day in Chicago, and he was sharing it on Facebook Live, a platform for distributing video in real-time, released just a few months earlier.
The video is long. It features Perkins doing mundane summer things. Standing around on the sidewalk. Complaining about the heat. About six minutes in, suddenly, gun shots ring out. The camera moves frantically, then falls to the ground. Later that day, Perkins was pronounced dead.
The video has close to a million views.The Ugly
The next day, a memo called “The Ugly” was circulated internally at Facebook. Its author, Andrew Bosworth, one of the company’s vice presidents and central decision makers.
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