Cyprus Mail
Americas Oceania World

Facebook says it removed 1.5 mln videos of the New Zealand mosque attack

Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.

“In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload…,” Facebook said in a tweet http://bit.ly/2HDJtPM late Saturday.

The company said it is also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content out of respect for the people affected by the mosque shooting and the concerns of local authorities.

The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings rose to 50 on Sunday. The gunman who attacked two mosques on Friday live-streamed the attacks on Facebook for 17 minutes using an app designed for extreme sports enthusiasts, with copies still being shared on social media hours later.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she wants to discuss live streaming with Facebook.

Related posts

Trump accuses Democratic leaders of ‘tearing the United States apart’

Iranians tense and apprehensive as whispers of war spread

Reuters News Service

Washington state will allow composting of human bodies

Surge of algae kills millions of salmon in Norway

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s -minister

May’s Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades (Updated)

Reuters News Service
X