CYBERSPACE (AP) — Facebook is coming under scrutiny in the wake of the nation’s latest mass shooting. It appears the suspect in the Texas massacre posted messages online just before he went to an elementary school and opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the messages were sent on Facebook minutes before the carnage. But Facebook says the one-to-one private messages weren’t discovered until after the shooting took place.
Photo: FILE -The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square, March 29, 2018. Facebook stepped noted that the Texas gunman, who Texas authorities say massacred children and teachers at an elementary school, sent one-to-one direct messages, not public posts, and that they weren’t discovered until “after the terrible tragedy.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)