Hungry for attention, even small kids can stream nudity or violence.

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Last month, for instance, a Cleveland man streamed live video of himself driving around the city as he told viewers he was planning an “Easter Day slaughter” of random strangers.

In the end, he uploaded a single video of himself shooting and killing a 74-year-old man.

Facebook, the world’s dominant social network and an increasingly influential source of news and other media content, has come under increased pressure in recent years to exercise editorial oversight of its platform.

The company has generally resisted such calls, insisting that it’s a technology company (i.e., a maker of tools) and not a media company (i.e., a curator of content).

Social networks are increasingly part of our real lives.

What began as occasional blog posting became hourly Twitter updates; Instagram photos replaced text updates; and then You Tube vlogs started to gain popularity. Services such as Periscope and Facebook Live help people share their lives in real time with friends and strangers alike, no need to bother with editing and uploading videos. For all their appeal, the services bring more new threats to kids.Cases of kids demonstrating uncharacteristic violence or live-streaming nudity have made headlines.Things a kid might discover among a number of live streams could range from suicides to real-time sexual assaults.The danger mostly comes from irresponsible users who are fine with exploiting kids’ innocence.Children, given the opportunity to gain instant fame, more likes, and a wider audience (any live stream can be viewed by thousands), can be lured by adults into activities that have undesirable consequences.At the same time, it fits a pattern of recent acknowledgements by Facebook that it needs human intelligence to help better address problems of content moderation, such as the proliferation of fake news.