May 15, 2019

Christchurch attacks: Facebook curbs Live feature

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will call for governments and technology companies to work together to prevent terrorist material being shared online. Mrs May will speak at a Paris summit on online extremism, called after the Christchurch mosque attacks in March. The company has also pledged $7.5m towards new research partnerships to automatically detect banned content, after some users bypassed existing detection systems by uploading edited versions of the Christchurch attacks. She is due to say that technology companies responded effectively to her call to fight propaganda from the Islamic State group, after the 2017 attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena and London Bridge. The UK has recently published its own plans to introduce a legal duty of care for internet companies, which would be enforced by a new independent regulator.

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