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Christchurch attacks: Facebook curbs Live feature

Published: 15 May 2019   

Online Desk

Live-streamed on the internet, the Christchurch mosque attacks killed 51 people

Facebook has announced curbs on its streaming feature ahead of an online extremism summit in Paris, called after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

The tech giant said there would be a "one-strike policy" banning those who violate new Facebook Live rules.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the measures a "good first step".

In March the gunman live-streamed the attacks in New Zealand, where 51 people died.

Ms Ardern will chair the summit with French President Emmanuel Macron. It aims to co-ordinate international efforts to stop social media being used to organise and promote terrorism.

Political leaders from Europe, Canada and the Middle East will meet senior representatives from companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, as well as issuing a joint "call to action" to eliminate terrorist material.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will call for governments and technology companies to work together to prevent terrorist material being shared online.

Mrs May said the fact Facebook had to remove 1.5 million copies of the video was "a stark reminder that we need to do more".

Speaking ahead of the summit, the prime minister said the tactic of live-streaming attacks "exposed gaps in our response and the need to keep pace with rapidly changing technological developments".

She said: "My message to governments and internet companies in Paris will be that we must work together and harness our combined technical abilities to stop any sharing of hateful content of this kind."

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