Faaez Samadi
Mar 18, 2019

New Zealand terrorist attack: Is it time for social media intervention?

For Facebook, Google and Twitter to truly stop such atrocities being shared on their platforms, they have to break the digital ecosystem they built.

Floral tributes near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch today (Photo: David Moir / AFP)

It’s Monday morning, three days after the horrific mosque attacks in New Zealand that left 50 dead, and within literally seconds of searching Twitter, I have found a link to the chilling livestream posted by alleged perpetrator Brent Tarrant that circulated the globe within minutes.

I find this link despite strong claims from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube that they are working tirelessly to take down any footage of the atrocity being shared across their...

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