LEG 500 – Assignment 1

Required Resources

Jennings, Marianne. (2018). Business: its legal, ethical, and global environment (11th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

Assignment 1: Facebook Live Killings

Worth 280 points

Read the article Cleveland Shooting Highlight’s Facebook’s Responsibility in Policing Depraved Videos

located at http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/cleveland-shooting-highlights-facebook-sresponsibility-

policing-depraved-videos-n747306

Write a four (4) page paper in which you:

1. Introduction of Facebook (Mission Statement/Vision Statement).

2. Discuss whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime

victim.

3. Suggest and elaborate on three ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and

thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

4. Propose two safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to

help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

5. Conduct some research to determine whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight

Committee. If so, discuss the key functions of these positions. If not, debate on whether or not

they should create these roles.

6. Propose two changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

7. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable

reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all

sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your

professor for any additional instructions.

 Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s

name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in

the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 Analyze and apply the concepts of ethical decision making, corporate governance, and corporate

social responsibility.

 Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate

governance.

 Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and

language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points 280

Assignment 1: Facebook Live Killings

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Discuss whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or

Incompletely discussed whether

or not you believe

that Facebook has

a legal or ethical

duty to rescue a

crime victim.

Partially discussed

whether or not you believe that

Facebook has a

legal or ethical duty

to rescue a crime

victim.

Satisfactorily

discussed whether or not you believe

that Facebook has

a legal or ethical

duty to rescue a

crime victim.

Thoroughly

discussed whether or not you believe

that Facebook has

a legal or ethical

duty to rescue a

crime victim.

2. Suggest and elaborate

on three ways that social

media platforms can be

more proactive and

thorough with their

review of the types of

content that appear on

their sites.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or

incompletely

suggested and

elaborated on three

ways that social

media platforms

can be more

proactive and

thorough with their

review of the types

of content that

appear on their

sites.

Partially suggested

and elaborated on

three ways that

social media

platforms can be

more proactive and

thorough with their

review of the types

of content that

appear on their

sites.

Satisfactorily

suggested and

elaborated on three

ways that social

media platforms

can be more

proactive and

thorough with their

review of the types

of content that

appear on their

sites.

Thoroughly

suggested and

elaborated on three

ways that social

media platforms

can be more

proactive and

thorough with their

review of the types

of content that

appear on their

sites.

3. Propose two

safeguards that

Facebook and other

social media platforms

should put into place to

help prevent acts of

violence from being

broadcasted.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or

incompletely

proposed two

safeguards that

Facebook and other

social media

platforms should

put into place to

help prevent acts of

violence from being

broadcasted.

Partially proposed

two safeguards that

Facebook and other

social media

platforms should

put into place to

help prevent acts of

violence from being

broadcasted.

Satisfactorily

proposed two

safeguards that

Facebook and other

social media

platforms should

put into place to

help prevent acts of

violence from being

broadcasted.

Thoroughly

proposed two

safeguards that

Facebook and other

social media

platforms should

put into place to

help prevent acts of

violence from being

broadcasted.

4. Conduct some

research to determine

whether or not Facebook

has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If

so, discuss the key

functions of these

positions. If not, debate on whether or not they should create these roles.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or

incompletely

determined whether

or not Facebook

has an Ethics

Officer or Oversight

Committee. If so,

they did not submit

or incompletely

discussed the key

functions of these

positions. If not,

they did not submit

or incompletely

debated on whether

or not they should

create these roles.

Partially determined

whether or not

Facebook has an

Ethics Officer or

Oversight

Committee. If so,

they partially

discussed the key

functions of these

positions. If not,

they partially

debated on whether

or not they should

create these roles.

Satisfactorily

determined whether

or not Facebook

has an Ethics

Officer or Oversight

Committee. If so,

they satisfactorily

discussed the key

functions of these

positions. If not,

they satisfactorily

debated on whether

or not they should

create these roles.

Thoroughly

determined whether

or not Facebook

has an Ethics

Officer or Oversight

Committee. If so,

they thoroughly

discussed the key

functions of these

positions. If not,

they thoroughly

debated on whether

or not they should

create these roles.

5. Propose two changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use

of their platform.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or

incompletely

proposed two

changes Facebook

should adopt to

encourage ethical

use of their

platform.

Partially proposed

two changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

Satisfactorily

proposed two

changes Facebook

should adopt to

encourage ethical

use of their

platform.

Thoroughly

proposed two

changes Facebook

should adopt to

encourage ethical

use of their

platform.

6. Two references

Weight: 5%

No references

provided

Does not meet the

required number of

references; some or all references poor

quality choices.

Meets number of

required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of

required references all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing

mechanics, and

formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than six errors

present

Five to six errors

present

Three to four errors

present

Zero to two errors

present

 
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