Facebook struggles to remove viral attack video of Newzealand

March 17, 2019 | Investopaper

Facebook is struggling to remove the video of New Zealand mosque attack that was live streamed by the shooter using its sports app designed for sports lovers. The video was shot for around 17 minutes through live streaming in Facebook. The shooter targeted two mosques in New Zealand.

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter reported that they instantly removed the original video. But there were many copies of edited version over the media platforms that cause the problem. Facebook has reported through its tweet that more than 1.5 million videos of the attack have been blocked or removed. Also, the company is set to remove all edited versions that do not show graphic content.

Facebook is doing this out of respect for people who have been affected by the fatal attack and the concerns of local authorities. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden said that she wants to discuss live streaming with Facebook. The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. The shooter has been charged with murder after this hate-filled terror attack.


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