Facebook removed 1.5million videos of Christchurch mosque attack in the 24 hours after the shooting

FACEBOOK said it removed 1.5million videos of the attack worldwide in the 24 hours after the shootings.

Mia Garlick, of Facebook New Zealand, said: “We continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people.

Tarrant, the suspect, had posted a jumbled 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter
More than 1.5million videos of Tarrant’s attack have been removed from Facebook in the 24 hours since the shooting

“Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we’re also removing all edited versions that do not show graphic content.” Despite the efforts of Facebook and other tech giants, the video continues to be widely available online.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said: “The big media companies have to do more.”

The footage of the killer’s attack was live-streamed on Facebook for 17 minutes.

Brenton Tarrant appearing in court where he gesticulated
Brenton Tarrant appearing in court where he was charged with murder
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Messages and flowers are left near Al Noor mosque
Messages and flowers are left near Al Noor mosque
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