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Facebook, social media criticized as slow to stop New Zealand video

"We're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we're aware", she said.

The live footage of Friday's attacks, New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, was first posted to Facebook and has since been shared on Twitter, Alphabet Inc's YouTube and Facebook-owned Whatsapp and Instagram. "We also cooperate with law enforcement to facilitate their investigations as required".

Alex Zhukov, founder and chief technology officer of LIVE4 developer VideoGorillas, said the LIVE4 services transmitted footage directly to Facebook and his company did not have the ability to review it first.

Facebook, Google and Twitter have had staff across time zones working around the clock in coordination with their various artificial intelligence platforms to track down and remove the video.

The New Zealand Herald said the 16,500-word screed was sent to the New Zealand Prime Minister, the country's National Leader, as well as domestic and worldwide media.

In the United States, the assault in Chicago of an 18-year-old man with special needs, accompanied by anti-white racial taunts, in 2017, and the fatal shooting of a man in Cleveland, Ohio, that same year, were also live-streamed.

Social networks have been caught flat-footed in many cases by videos showing violent acts including suicides and assassinations.

But the viral reach of yet another obscene video caused politicians around the globe on Friday to voice the same conclusion: Tech companies are failing. She said the attacks were shown live on Facebook for 17 minutes before being stopped. "Something must have changed in him during the years he spent travelling overseas".

49 killed in New Zealand mosque attacks
Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital. Bangladesh were scheduled to play New Zealand in the third and final Test of the series, beginning tomorrow.

Facebook, YouTube and other social-media platforms are struggling to scrub offensive content from sites that generate billions of dollars in revenue from advertisers. "We are working to have any footage removed", the country's police department tweeted.

YouTube, which publicises itself as being on the forefront for taking down copyrighted content on its platform, was unable to take down videos that contained at least a part of the massacre's footage. Others shared shorter sections or screenshots from the gunman's livestream, which would also be harder for a computer program to identify.

"Our hearts are broken over today's awful tragedy in New Zealand", it said.

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, who uses the moniker PewDiePie, said on Twitter that he was "absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person".

The major internet platforms have pledged to crack down on sharing of violent images and other inappropriate content through automated systems and human monitoring, but critics say it isn't working.

And Silicon Valley firms said they were doing their best to clamp down on the dissemination of the grisly video streamed by the killer himself. "That's unacceptable, it should have never happened, and it should have been taken down a lot more swiftly".

"The government has been clear that all companies need to act more quickly to remove terrorist content".

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