Nearly 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings were removed by facebook, in which 50 people were killed and another 50 people injured, after a gunman opened fire on worshippers on Friday, March 15 at two mosques in New Zealand. The attacker also live-streamed part of the attack on both YouTube and Facebook. Facebook’s tweet reveals, “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…”
“We continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people. Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we’re also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content,” Mia Garlick, Facebook New Zealand said in another update on the New Zealand mosque attack.