Brindisi Announces Push To Combat Graphic Content On Social Media
Congressman Anthony Brindisi was joined by members of 17-year old Bianca Devins' family to announce a major push to combat violent and graphic content across social media platforms.
The Utica teen was killed last month and her alleged killer, 21-year old Brandon Clark of Cicero, posted photos of the crime online.
Brindisi is calling on Instagram and the Federal Trade Commission to step-up their policing of graphic content on social media.
He says it's very clear that not enough was done to prevent the sharing of the images.
“Bianca’s murder and the abuse suffered by her family at the hands of social media bullies is unacceptable,” Brindisi said. “No family should have to go through this kind of abuse after losing a loved one. Instagram, and social media companies at large, need to be more vigilant and police graphic content on their platforms. There needs to be more accountability and if these companies cannot deliver, the Federal Trade Commission needs to find a way to prevent this from happening.”
Brindisi is also calling on the FTC to launch an investigation into the matter.
The congressman was joined by Bianca's mother and grandfather at Wednesday's news conference.