The hours it took to take the violent video and manifesto down are "another major black eye" for social media platforms, said Dan Ives, managing director of Wedbush Securities. "We are adding each video we find to an internal data base which enables us to detect and automatically remove copies of the video when uploaded". Facebook did not immediately respond to additional questions.
YouTube's handling of the footage drew criticism from British Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson, who argued that if the site can't halt the dissemination of the videos, it should suspend new uploads across the board. Many shooting games allow players to toggle between close-range and long-range weapons, and the gunman switched from a shotgun to a rifle during the video, reloading as he moved around.
But that's just a drop in the bucket of what is needed to police the social media platform, said Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy".
"There is no fool-proof way to catch acts of violence on video or images with the technology that we have today", she said. He said: "When she heard the noise she wanted to go and make sure her husband was safe. Freedom means you don't have to ask for permission first, and by default, you can say what you want", Kafka quoted from a Zuckerberg response in 2017. "Platforms can't prevent that, but much more can be done by platforms to prevent such content from gaining a foothold and spreading".More news: Kartarpur Corridor talks: ‘Sea of difference between Pakistan announcement and actual offer’
CNN said reporters had viewed the unverified footage - which appeared to show a gunman walking into a mosque and opening fire - and New Zealand police have asked social media users to stop sharing the video. That year, a video of a man shooting and killing another in Cleveland also shocked viewers.
Alex Zhukov, founder and chief technology officer of LIVE4 developer VideoGorillas, said the LIVE4 services transmitted footage directly to Facebook and his company did not have the ability to review it first.
Because, again, that's the kind of world we live in.
"The responsibility for content of the stream lies completely and exclusively on the person who initiated the stream".
"The government has been clear that all companies need to act more quickly to remove terrorist content".More news: Dem lawmakers grill Ross on citizenship question - Newswatch
"Our hearts are broken over today's bad tragedy in New Zealand. We are working to have any footage removed".
Members of a group called "watchpeopledie" on internet discussion board Reddit, for example, discussed how to share the footage even as the website took steps to limit its spread.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the document did not detail his murderous plans.
Silicon Valley was unsuccessful in removing the content completely from their platform even as they tout next-gen AI and machine learning that has been created to stop this very thing from happening.More news: VW's Diess apologizes for Nazi gaffe