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Facebook Live Will Have Stricter Guidelines

Facebook Live Will Have Stricter Guidelines”

The New Zealand leader earned huge worldwide prominence and respect after the attacks by reaching out to Muslim communities at home and vowing a widescale crackdown on extremist content.

New Zealand began an inquiry this week into the shootings that killed 51 people at two mosques in March.

First-time offenders will be suspended from using Live for set periods of time, the company said. "We will now apply a "one strike" policy to Live in connection with a broader range of offenses".

This comes as a result of the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand, with Facebook Live being used by the shooter to broadcast his actions.

She's in Paris on Wednesday at a meeting of digital leaders of the Group of Seven nations, working with French president Emmanuel Macron to push an initiative deemed the "Christchurch Call".

In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Saturday, Ardern said the "Christchurch Call" will be a voluntary framework that commits signatories to put in place specific measures to prevent the uploading of terrorist content.

The largely symbolic initiative is meant to keep up the pressure on social media companies who face growing calls from politicians across the world to restrict the spread of extremism and disinformation on their platforms.

Writing back on official letterhead, Ms Ardern said her administration was "not now doing any work in. psychics and dragons".

Facebook's Live streaming feature policy has changed.

"Today's announcement addresses a key component of the Christchurch Call, a shared commitment to making live streaming safer".

The agreement asks governments and internet companies to do more to prevent the live broadcast of terrorist attacks, and make sure such content is removed quickly when it does appear.

Top executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Twitter were also expected to attend, though Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was to be represented by another executive from the social media giant.

Rosen said these restrictions will be extended to other areas of the platform over the next few weeks, which will begin with restricting offending users from taking out ads.

It also said it would fund research at three universities on techniques to detect manipulated media, which Facebook's systems struggled to spot in the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks.

There were 1.5 million attempted uploads of the gunman's video within 24 hours of his livestream, and its AI technology automatically blocked 1.2 million of those uploads.

Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity, said in the blog post that the company's goal was "to minimize risk of abuse on Live while enabling people to use Live in a positive way every day".

New Zealand tech commentator Paul Breslin had described Facebook's move to tighten the rules around livestreaming as a PR exercise.

Firms themselves will be urged to come up with concrete measures, the source said, for example by reserving live broadcasting to social media accounts whose owners have been identified.



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