tech2 News Staff
17. March 2019 12:30:50 IS
Internet companies including Facebook tried to remove video graphics filmed by an armed man in the shootings of the New Zealand mosque for hours after the terrible raid on social media ,
Facebook said it had downloaded a live stream of shootings and removed the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by the police.
The New Zealand spokeswoman for social media giant Mia Garlick posted an update on Twitter revealing that Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the attack within the first 24 hours of the attack.
Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we also remove all edited versions of the video that do not contain graphic content. "- Mia Garl ick, Facebook New Zealand
– Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019
The tweet further indicated that over 1.2 million videos removed in this frame were uploaded Garlick also posted another tweet stating that Facebook will remove all edited versions of the video (which do not show graphic content) from its platform to give those concerned respect for those affected by the tragedy.
In the first 24 hours We've removed 1.5 million videos of the attack worldwide, over 1.2 million of which were blocked during upload …
In Christchurch, New Zealand's third-largest city, in mosque, at least 49 people were in Mosch een killed.
Using an apparently helmet-mounted person camera, the armed man's live streaming 17 minutes of attack on worshipers in the Al Noor Mosque, where at least 41 people died. Some other worshipers were killed shortly afterwards in a second mosque.
The shooter also left behind a 74-page manifesto that he posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant and was a 28-year-old Australian and white-identified nationalist who wanted to avenge attacks by Muslims in Europe.
"Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the community affected by this terrible act," said New Zealand Facebook spokeswoman Mia Garlick in a statement.  Tech2 is now on Whatsapp. Sign up for all WhatsApp services to learn about the latest technologies and science. Just go to Tech2.com/Whatsapp and click the Subscribe button.