Mosque shooter livestreamed attack on Facebook, posted white nationalist manifesto on Twitter

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Updated March 17th, 2019 11:17AM ET: Updated to clarify that Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos total, with 1.2 million blocked at upload.

Facebook said on Saturday it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the attack in the first 24 hours after the attack and is removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content.

Grainy video which shows an unseen attacker opening fire on worshipers in a mosque was posted on social media platforms, depicting the killing of people as if they were targets in a game.

"Given the importance of this, how quickly live video is growing, we wanted to make sure that we double down on this and make sure that we provide as safe of an experience for the community as we can", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement at the time. "We also cooperate with law enforcement to facilitate their investigations as required", it said.

Facebook aid in a statement that it has removed more than 1.5 million copies of the clip of the live shooting of the Christchurch, New Zealand massacre.

Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons culture committee, said it appeared to be a "terror attack designed for social media" and demonstrated why there had to be "statutory regulation of the distribution of content online through social networks".

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He urged people to think before acting and directed a message at extremists saying: "You are not going to frighten us". On Friday, Erdogan said the suspected gunman had "targeted our country, our nation and myself".

Soon afterwards, the footage was available on Google, YouTube, Reddit, and other social media sites. In 2015, a local news crew in Virginia was shot dead by a gunman, who subsequently posted his own video of the shooting to Twitter.

The attack was streamed live on the platform, and was crossposted from known alt-right social media platform 8chan. However, these actions were not before the video had spread like rapidly across social media, making the task doubly hard for social media companies.

The rampage's broadcast "highlights the urgent need for media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to use more artificial intelligence as well as security teams to spot these events before it's too late", Ives said.

The terrorists" attack, which Prime Minister Ardern said led to "one of New Zealand's darkest days, ' is the worst mass shooting in the country's history and led to the arrest of four suspects - three men and a woman.

At least 49 deaths have been reported with dozens more left injured since the shooting unfolded.

"I think these platforms need to spend much more of their R & D (research and development) on harm prevention and protecting their product, which is my time and your time on their platform'". 'We work very closely with companies such as Twitter and Facebook on these issues, and we have worked with them on identifying extremist content. "Social media firms have made the decision not to invest in adopting it". The New Zealand Herald confirms that Twitter has suspended an account with that name.