Faaez Samadi
Apr 12, 2019

New Zealand ad bodies slam Facebook over inaction post-Christchurch

Associations also praise YouTube for imposing stricter livestreaming measures.

Flowers and tributes displayed in memory of the twin mosque massacre victims outside the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch. (Photo: Sanka Vidanagama/AFP)

The Association of New Zealand Advertisers has continued to rebuke Facebook over its lack of action following the Christchurch terrorist attacks with a new statement calling on the country’s government to “actively address local regulatory solutions” against social-media platforms.

Together with the Commercial Communications Council, the association's statement strongly condemns Facebook’s perceived intransigence in changing its live-streaming platforms. It also suggests gestures such as Sheryl Sandberg’s letter to the New Zealand Herald were tokenistic, saying...

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