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Videos of the Christchurch attack ares still on Facebook and Instagram

Videos of the attack in the New Zealand city of Christchurch are still on Facebook after 36 days, the Motherboard reported.

The shooter broadcasted the attack on two mosques live on Facebook. The images were distributed for an hour before Facebook intervened by taking the video offline. Parts of the films are still online after more than a month, Motherboard says.

The images violate Facebook’s rules. Not all videos were taken offline. In some cases, the content is marked by Facebook as “potentially violent and shocking content”. The users are first notified whether they want to watch the images.

Facebook often receives criticism because it does not detect and remove these types of videos in time. The company tells Motherboard that Facebook uses technology to recognize audio and images of the attack. Variations of the videos are added to a database, so that Facebook algorithms can register them in the future.

In the first 24 hours after the attack in New Zealand, Facebook removed more than 1.5 million videos, it turned out earlier. Of the 1.5 million, 1.2 million videos were automatically stopped when uploading.

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