Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos

TechCrunch | March 17, 2019

Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos from its site within the first 24 hours after a shooter livestreamed his attack on two New Zealand mosques, killing 50 people.In a series of tweets, Facebook’s Mia Garlick said a total of 1.2 million videos were blocked at the point of upload. Videos that included “praise or support” from the attack were also removed, she said, using a mix of automated technologies like audio detection and human content moderators.Facebook did not say why the 300,000 videos were not caught at upload, representing a 20 percent failure rate. The cherry-picked “vanity” statistics only account for the total number of uploaded videos that Facebook knows about. TechCrunch found several videos posted to Facebook more than 12 hours after the attack.

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Business Wire | July 24, 2023

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MGID | July 11, 2023

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