FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE SCRAMBLE TO PULL DOWN VIDEOS OF NEW ZEALAND ATTACK

The Daily Caller | 1/22/2019 | Staff
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Tech giants Facebook and Google are struggling to remove video images of shootings at two mosques Friday as some analysts criticize the companies’ inability to immediately ding such content.

Twitter has a “dedicated team in place for managing exigent and emergency situations such as this,” the company said in a statement to CNN. At least 49 people died in the shootings. One man is charged with murder, according to authorities cited by NBC News Friday.

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Facebook issued a similar statement. The company is “removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we’re aware,” a Facebook representative said.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this terrible tragedy,” Google said in a statement. “Shocking, violent and graphic content has no place on our platforms, and is removed as soon as we become aware of it.”

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