New Zealand PM to discuss attack’s live-streaming with #Facebook – #terror #christchurch

A live-stream of Friday’s massacre was available to watch on various social media platforms hours after the incident. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she wants to discuss the live-streaming facility available on Facebook after the attacker broadcast the Christchurch massacre live on the platform. Ardern on Sunday said she would be looking for answers from social media firms about how the mosque attack, that killed 50 people on Friday, was livestreamed on their platforms.
Using a GoPro camera, suspect Brenton Tarrant broadcast extremely graphic footage of him shooting the worshippers at Christchurch’s Al Noor Mosque via Facebook Live. The distressing 17-minute livestream was available to watch on social media for hours after the attack that also left 34 people wounded.
Ardern said there were “further questions to be answered” by the social media sites. “We did as much as we could to remove, or seek to have removed, some of the footage that was being circulated in the aftermath of this terrorist attack,” said Ardern. “But ultimately it has been up to those platforms to facilitate their removal. I do think that there are further questions to be answered. New Zealand mosque attacks prompt flood of support for Muslims

via aljazeera: New Zealand PM to discuss attack’s live-streaming with Facebook

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