REPORT: Facebook says it removed 1.5M videos of the New Zealand mosque attack

BY DEAN DANIELS / MARCH 17, 2019 /

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Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in the first 24 hours after the mosque attack, the company said late on Saturday.

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The suspect appeared to film the shooting on a head-mounted camera which was live-streamed on the social network, renewing scrutiny over tech companies’ role in society.

“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.

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.

“We continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people,” said Mia Garlick of Facebook New Zealand.

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