November 4, 2022
Facebook and YouTube New Zealand mass shooting videos

YouTube and Facebook Working Hard to Remove Videos of New Zealand’s Mass Shootings

The horrific New Zealand mass shooting videos continue to pop-up on Facebook and YouTube, and the digital entities are working hard to take them down…

Both YouTube and Facebook are tirelessly working to take down all copies of real-life footage taken from a head-mounted camera, apparently live-streamed by the gunman who allegedly committed two mass shootings in New Zealand.

YouTube and Facebook Working Hard to Videos of Remove New Zealand’s Mass Shootings

The BBC reports footage was captured live, as it unfolded on Facebook, with numerous copies uploaded to YouTube:

“A gunman live-streamed footage of his rampage to Facebook, filmed with a head-mounted camera. The footage showed him firing indiscriminately at men, women and children from close range inside the Al-Noor mosque.”

Additionally, police in the country likewise tweeted their agencies are working to remove the footage:

“Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online. We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.”

YouTube sent out a tweet, confirming it is actively working to remove any videos of the shootings in New Zealand:

“Our hearts are broken over today’s terrible tragedy in New Zealand. Please know we are working vigilantly to remove any violent footage.”

Facebook states it’s already removed the original video and deleted the alleged shooter’s account from its platform.

New Zealand law enforcement says it’s already taken a suspect into custody and charged the individual with murder, the BBC reports.

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