Mark Zuckerburg has announced the launch of Facebook Death, a sister platform to Facebook Live.

Press releases have indicated that the new social media platform will focus on streaming frenzied violence and murder.

Speaking to a delegation of advertising moguls at the launch of the site in Silicon Valley this week, the tech entrepreneur explained the rationale for the new platform.

“Here at Facebook, we are committed to providing a quality service for all our users. There is clearly an appetite for broadcasting indiscriminate slaying and suicidal rampages,” announced Zuckerberg.

“Our complex algorithms tell us that these people have a very different set of interests to those users that have a liking for cats, memes and pictures of brunch.

“Every demographic deserves a media platform to meet their needs, Snapchat for teenagers, Twitter for narcissistic celebrities and now Facebook Death for maniacal killers.”