Facebook says that it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mass shooting [www.theverge.com]
Valve takes down user tributes memorializing the New Zealand shooting suspect [www.theverge.com]
Facebook says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attack [www.reuters.com]
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It's been eight hours and you can literally still watch this video on YouTube.— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) March 15, 2019
In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload...— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019
This is good transparency. I hope we see something like it from YT.— Renee DiResta (@noUpside) March 17, 2019
From a procedure standpoint, I'm curious if/when @facebook communicated w/their counterterrorism partners and/or got the content into GIFCT's database. GIFCT was created in part to stop spread of these videos. https://t.co/BAvW8v7Kwx
Extremism researchers and journalists (including me) warned the company in emails, on the phone, and to employees' faces after the last terror attack that the next one would show signs of YouTube radicalization again, but the outcome would be worse. I was literally scoffed at. https://t.co/z0OPqfJJw6— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 15, 2019
"We removed 300,000 videos" means little if Facebook failed to remove 500,000 vidoes still on the site.— Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) March 17, 2019
I've been reading James C. Scott's Against The Grain and a lot of it is about how early cities were like disease magnets and the rise of cities required them to develop more controls against that. Reminds me a bit of "virality" on social networks. https://t.co/y7S6eyOXDq— Melissa McEwen (@melissamcewen) March 17, 2019
Update from Mia Garlick, Facebook New Zealand: "We continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people...— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019
this stat is being shared to suggest that FB is ‘on it.’ but talking about takedowns/speed of takedowns is sidedtepping the root of the problem. what is it about fb that incentivized a vid like that to be uploaded 1.5 million times in one day? the scale alone shld give them pause https://t.co/UbPBmeUtaM— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) March 17, 2019
Wow. Facebook claims it blocked 80% of the New Zealand shooter videos that were uploaded with its AI technology. The problem is the 20% that made it past the AI equaled 300,000 videos (!)— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8) March 17, 2019
Facebook’s scale is its own worst enemy these days https://t.co/Op63gF7OKw
Facebook says:— Nicholas Grossman (@NGrossman81) March 17, 2019
-We let at least 300,000 copies of the video onto our platform, a 20% failure rate.
-Took us 24 hours to take them down.
-No, we won't tell you how many people saw it. It's many millions.
-These are just the copies we know about/will admit.https://t.co/P1roxWbJCj
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Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after it happened.— J.R. Reed (@JRReed) March 18, 2019
1.2 million were blocked at upload, but it’s unclear how many people watched the remaining 300,000 videos before they were taken down. https://t.co/walShaiOAW
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