Facebook Removes 1.5 Million Videos Of New Zealand Shooting

In the aftermath of New Zealand’s deadly mosque shootings, Facebook removed more than 1.5 million videos worldwide of the massacre that live-streamed on its platform.In an update released Saturday, company spokesperson Mia Garlick said 1.2 million of those clips were blocked before they could be posted.That means 300,000 made it online.Reached for comment by HuffPost,…

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Facebook Monitoring Failure Helped Spread Christchurch Hate Around The World

One of the most horrific massacre videos in human history was live-streamed on Facebook for 17 excruciating minutes — despite recent raves by executives that the company has become a crack content monitor. The film wasn’t yanked until New Zealand police informed Facebook that a gunman was filming live Thursday during an attack at two…

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Social Media Platforms Rush To Stop Spread Of New Zealand Shooting Footage

Shootings at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques on Friday have reignited debate over social media’s handling of violent and extremist content.A Facebook account bearing the same name as the alleged gunman apparently livestreamed the massacre on Facebook, and a manifesto was posted on a Twitter account by the same name as well.The Twitter account, which…

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