- Krasodomski-Jones: Videos like The Facebook Live torture have existed on the dark corners of the web for years
- As sites like Facebook and Google grow, the likelihood of these going mainstream was inevitable
Alex Krasodomski-Jones is a researcher for the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos in London. His primary research interest is political extremism and its reportage on social media. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)Last week, two men and two women were arrested and now face hate crime and kidnapping charges for the abduction and torture of a man in Chicago. The city is notorious for its violent crime. The difference this time was that the crime was broadcast live to thousands of viewers around the world through Facebook.