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New Zealand Attacks: Facebook Considers Live Video Restriction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two weeks after it was used during gun attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, frontline social media Facebook has promised to explore restrictions on live-streaming.

Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the FB has agreed with calls it “must do more”.

It would be recalled that 50 people were killed in the Christchurch shootings, and the original video of the attack was viewed 4,000 times before it was removed.

Meanwhile, New Zealand has announced its readiness to review alleged “inadequate” laws on hate speech.

Justice Minister Andrew Little said the current laws did not tackle “the evil and hateful things that we’re seeing online”, promising that the government and the Human Rights Commission would work to bring forward proposals by the end of the year.

Over 20,000 people attended a memorial service in Christchurch Friday  to honour the 50 victims of the 15 March shooting.

Out of many who were injured, 21 victims are still being hospitalized, with three of them in intensive care.



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