French Periscope death stirs social media safety fears

French Periscope death stirs social media safety fears
 

France has opened an investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old woman who broadcast her death on the video-streaming app, Periscope.
During the live stream the woman, who called herself Oceane, said she had been raped, before taking her own life on the tracks at Egly station 25 miles (40km) south of Paris.
Periscope, a popular social media app, has been used to chronicle unsuitable content before, including crimes and violence. Oceane's death has led to a fresh debate in France about how to regulate and protect young users of social media.
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13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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