Three arrested in gang-rape livestreamed on Facebook, in Sweden


The arrests happened in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, on Sunday, after members of an online group raised the alarm. The alleged attack was streamed by a group which has 60,000 members. The video has been removed from Facebook but is understood to have been seen widely. Facebook specified it always co-operates with police in criminal investigations. The suspects will be charged by aggravated rape. Police said the 24-year-old suspect is a repeat offender and considered to be the main attacker. Facebook started offering live-streaming features at the end of 2015. Live videos can be reported to a team, which is on call 24 hours a day. Reviewers in the team can interrupt a live stream if it breaches Facebook’s community standards.


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