New Zealand terror attack

New Zealand terror attack

University of Auckland Computer Science lecturer Dr Paul Ralph said it was extremely hard for Facebook to implement an automated system to identify a live video showing a violent crime.

Fox News has reached out to Facebook, Google and Twitter for comment.

"Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we're also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content", Mia Garlick, Facebook New Zealand said in another update on the New Zealand mosque attack. Video of the attack was uploaded many times after the original was removed, and a few hundred thousand videos were viewable on Facebook before being taken down.

"No users reported the video during the live broadcast". The first user report came 12 minutes after the livestream ended, a full 29 minutes after it started.

The company claimed that the video was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast.

He said a link to the live stream was posted on another website before Facebook was alerted to it. Another way to look at those numbers, reports TechCrunch, is that Facebook "failed to block 20%" of the copies when they were uploaded.

"We can not simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and what is said is not the responsibility of the place where they are published", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told parliament on Tuesday.

Facebook said Sunday it removed 1.5 million videos of the mosque shooting from its servers in the 24 hours following the attack, many of those at the upload stage.

"Facebook should never have launched a live-streaming service if they didn't have a method of stopping a video. of a terrorist act", Dr Ralph said.

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"We're aware that for a time after the attacks, this video was widely available on social media and many New Zealanders saw it, sometimes without meaning to". But Facebook said it took action within minutes of being contacted by New Zealand police.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken to Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg since the attack.

The group said it's shared the "digital fingerprints" of more than 800 visually-distinct attack videos to its shared database.

Shot from a chilling first-person vantage point like a violent video game, the video continued to proliferate across YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, as The Washington Post previously reported.

His team finally took unprecedented steps - including temporarily disabling several search functions and cutting off human review features to speed the removal of videos flagged by automated systems. Some variants of the video, like screen recordings, required the use of additional detection systems, such as those that identify similar audio.

Social media firms' handling of the offensive content has been criticised.

"The best algorithms couldn't have stopped this". "Our algorithms are having to learn literally on the fly the second the incident happens without having the benefit of, you know, lots and lots of training data on which to have learned". Though Facebook has hired more moderators to supplement its machine detection and user reports, "you can not hire enough people" to police a service with 2.3 billion users.

Facebook said it had been working directly with New Zealand police and across the technology industry to 'help counter hate speech and the threat of terrorism'.

Meanwhile, police probing the online presence of the terror suspect and his involvement in far-right chat boards and other internet activity have met with some resistance.

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