Mosque shooter livestreamed attack on Facebook, posted white nationalist manifesto on Twitter

Mosque shooter livestreamed attack on Facebook, posted white nationalist manifesto on Twitter

Mosque shooter livestreamed attack on Facebook, posted white nationalist manifesto on Twitter

"Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the community affected by this horrendous act", Facebook New Zealand spokeswoman Mia Garlick said in a statement.

The network deleted more than 1.5 million videos, with majority blocked at upload.

Social media platforms are facing harsher scrutiny after a shooter accused of killing 50 people live-streamed the murders, with the video widely available on a range of platforms hours after the attack.

But that's just a drop in the bucket of what is needed to police the social media platform, said Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy".

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube said they would take down content involving the mass shootings which were posted online as the attack unfolded.

"Shocking, violent and graphic content has no place on our platforms, and is removed as soon as we become aware of it", said YouTbue.

A former programmer at Facebook calls for stricter regulation of social media after a terrorist attack in New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Hours after the shooting, the social media platform, as well as Twitter and YouTube were still removing copies of the footage.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg had reached out to her on the issue but the pair had not yet spoken. "So whilst we might have seen action taken here, that hasn't prevented (the footage) being circulated beyond New Zealand shores".

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"One of the most complex global governance challenges confronting the worldwide community is the norms of how social media is to be regulated - with the added complexity that the objects of such norms are no longer sovereign states, but private businesses with platforms larger than most countries by population".

We understand that Facebook can not remove every single video, but their latest proclamations paint a very skewed picture of how things are actually unfolding on their website.

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.

"I do think there are further questions to be answered".

Footage from the livestream also quickly spilled over to other social media platforms.

Other brands have also acted independently, The New Zealand Herald reported. More than 200 people were injured.

Twitter said it was "continuously monitoring and removing any content that depicts the tragedy, and will continue to do so in line with the Twitter Rules".

Social media expert and Buzzfeed journalist Craig Silverman said the killer "created the equivalent of a multiplatform content strategy" that was "meticulously planned". His first tip is when a major incident happens, it's best to avoid social media if there is a concern with seeing violent images.

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