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Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch massacre

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Facebook said on Wednesday that it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch a “Christchurch Call” initiative to tackle the spread of violence and extremism online.

The California-based network said it would ban Facebook Live users who shared extremist content and seek to reinforce its own internal controls to stop the spread of offensive videos.

“Following the horrific recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand, we’ve been reviewing what more we can do to limit our services from being used to cause harm or spread hate,” Facebook vice-president of integrity Guy Rosen said in a statement.

There is a lot more work to do, but I am pleased Facebook has taken additional steps today,
Jacinda Ardern,
Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch…
We need to get in front of this (problem) before harm is done,
Jacinda Ardern,
Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch…