Facebook Partners With Suicide Prevention Group To Identify Warning Signs

Facebook Partners With Suicide Prevention Group To Identify Warning Signs
technology

The social network will help SAVE analyze posts from individuals who have committed suicide to try to find out how people approach their decision.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 january 2013

Facebook has partnered with suicide prevention group SAVE for a project that will examine the online behavior of those who take their own lives in the days leading up to their deaths. Sadly, the project was initiated after the suicide of prominent Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but the hope is that by analyzing the Facebook behavior of others who have committed suicide will help prevent future suicides.

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