Facebook Live used to broadcast suicide

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SAN FRANCISCO — A heartbroken young Turkish man shot himself on Facebook in the latest example of troubling content being streamed live on the giant social network.

Erdogan Ceren, 22, who had broken up with his girlfriend, told viewers of the live video: “No one believed when I said I will kill myself. So watch this.”

The first time Ceren attempts to shoot himself, the gun jams. After he shoots the gun seconds later, the screen goes black. Local media reports say Ceren later died at the hospital.

Facebook has removed the video. The Silicon Valley company declined to comment.

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