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Facebook Changes Live-Streaming Rules Following Christchurch Attacks

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

8:20 AM - 15 May 2019



Facebook has announced new restrictions on live-streaming.

It follows the Christchurch attacks in March, in which 51 people were killed in shootings at two mosques.

The gunman live-streamed the attacks online.

Facebook will now restrict people who have 'broken certain rules' from using its live video service.

The company said: "From now on, anyone who violates our most serious policies will be restricted from using Live for set periods of time – for example 30 days – starting on their first offense.

"For instance, someone who shares a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context will now be immediately blocked from using Live for a set period of time."

They've also pledged to work with academics to research better ways to detect 'manipulated media' such as edited videos.

Christchurch Call

terrorism Main image: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron. Picture by: Liewig Christian/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

The social network's announcement comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and other world leaders gather in France in a bid to start tackling online extremism.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron want countries and tech firms to formally agree to a pledge - dubbed the 'Christchurch Call' - to eliminate terrorist and extremist content online.

Mrs Arden welcomed Facebook's announcement today as a 'tangible first step'.

She observed: "There is a lot more work to do, but I am pleased Facebook has taken additional steps today alongside the Call and look forward to a long term collaboration to make social media safer by removing terrorist content from it."

Main image: Picture by Silas Stein/DPA/PA Images


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