Mar 21, 2019

Christchurch shootings: 'Bad actors' helped attack videos spread online

AFP Facebook has shared more details of the efforts it made to remove videos of the Christchurch attacks. The information comes as ISPs in Australia and New Zealand reveal they have blocked dozens of sites that shared videos of the attacks. The incident led Facebook to re-examine its reporting system, so that it can react more quickly to live videos showing disturbing or graphic content. Facebook said the automatic systems it uses to spot propaganda or terrorist output were caught out in two ways with the Christchurch videos. Australians were allowed to view the sites again once they removed copies of the Christchurch video.

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