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Christchurch shooting:Facebook claim video was watched 4,000 times

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Facebook has issued a statement in regard to the Christchurch shooting saying that the video was viewed 4,000 as they face criticism.

The social media giants found themselves in huge social media argument following the Friday attack where a gunman live streamed the Christchurch mosque attack for about 17 minutes on Facebook.

Also read: Christchurch shooting:40 people feared dead in New Zealand attack

Before Facebook could remove the video, it had already been viewed 4,000 times with copies already circulating on the same social media platform.

Other platforms where the copies were circulated include You Tube and Twitter.

Facebook were alerted of the video 12 minutes later before bringing it down. 1.5 million Copies have so far been deleted with 1.2 million copies being blocked as they were being uploaded.

Australia criticism

Addressing the events after the Christchurch incident, Australi’s leader Scott Morrison expressed his concern over the unrestricted role of the internet on matters terrorism.

Mr. Morrison wrote to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whoc hairs the G20 summit to address the issue during the upcoming summit.

The aim of Mr. Morrison’s letter is to come up with coordinated actions to come up with better ways to protect people from terrorism.

In the meantime all advertising on social media firms has been suspended with a meeting scheduled to discuss on measures to safeguard users from harmful content.

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