"The New Zealand Police reported us a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream began. We quickly removed Facebook and Instagram and video footage," said Mia Garlic, Policy Director in Australia and New Zealand, Facebook.
Facebook declined to comment on when it was filming the video
What we know
A few hours after the attack, copies of terrible videos continued to appear on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. causing new questions about the ability of companies to manage malicious content on their sites. Platforms.
Facebook removes any praise or support for a crime and an arrow or arrowhead as soon as we find out, "said Garlick.
The New Zealand Police asked social media users to stop sharing their shots and say they are trying to remove it.
CNN would prefer not to publish additional video information until more details are available.
Technology firms "do not consider it as a priority"
The video on Saturday sparked questions about how social media platforms handle offensive content: do companies make enough to try to catch this type of content? How quickly should they be removed?
"Although Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter all say they work together and act in the interests of citizens to remove this content, they are not really because they are" Repeating that these videos are again "constantly" , – said Lucinda Creighton, Senior Advisor to the Counter Extremism International Policy Project
Facebook Artificial Intelligence Tools and human moderators obviously could not detect a live broadcast. The company reports that it was warned by the New Zealand police.
"Technology companies generally do not consider it as a priority, they squeeze hands, they say it's awful," said Creighton. "But what they do not prevent it from appearing again."
John Bathersby, an anti-terrorism expert at Massa University in New Zealand, said the country was deprived of massive terrorist attacks, partly because of its isolation. Social Media has changed this.
"This guy was alive in shooting, and his followers were glad to him, and most of them were not in New Zealand," he said. "Unfortunately, as soon as he is there, and he downloads, he can still be (online)," he added.
The distribution of video may inspire copies, said CNN law enforcement analyst Steve Moore, a retired supervisory specialist for the FBI. .
"What I would like to say to the public is this: Do you want to help the terrorists? For if you do, share this video exactly the way you do it," Moore said.
"Do not share a video, or you are part of this," he added.
Hadas Gold, Donny O & # 39; Sullivan, Samuel Burke & Paul Murphy contributed to this report.