• Questions about policing online hate are much bigger than Facebook and YouTube

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    In the wake of a hate-fueled mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, major web platforms have scrambled to take down a 17-minute video of the attack. Sites like YouTube have applied imperfect technical solutions , trying to draw a line between newsworthy and unacceptable uses of the footage.
    But Facebook, Google, and Twitter aren't the only places weighing how to handle violent extremism. And traditional moderation doesn't affect the smaller sites where people are still either promoting the video or praising the shooter. In some ways, these sites pose a tougher problem - and their fate...
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  • New Zealand massacre shows how online users find ways to share violent videos

    New Zealand massacre shows how online users find ways to share violent videos

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    The Friday massacre at two New Zealand mosques, live-streamed to the world, was not the first time that violent crimes have been broadcast on the internet, but trying to stop the spread of a video once it has been posted online has turned into a virtual game of whack-a-mole.
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