17 minutes of carnage: How NZ gunman broadcast his killings on Facebook

Brenton Tarrant

Facebook New Zealand spokeswoman Mia Garlick said the video of the attack was "quickly removed" and any "praise or support" for it was being taken down.

On YouTube, the video lingered for hours after the attack as different individuals republished it.

Besides acting on user complaints about copies, YouTube said on Friday that it was trying to identify copies with an automated tool that finds videos likely to be violent in nature based on a combination of the title and description of the video, the characteristics of the user uploading it and objects in the footage. "We also cooperate with law enforcement to facilitate their investigations as required".

In a tweet, YouTube said: "Please know we are working vigilantly to remove any violent footage".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern alluded at a news conference to anti-immigrant sentiment as the possible motive, saying that while many people affected by the shootings may be migrants or refugees, "they have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home". Facebook said it had deleted the gunman's accounts "shortly after the livestream commenced" after being alerted by police.

In 2017, a father in Thailand broadcast himself killing his daughter on Facebook Live. It remains unclear exactly how many perpetrators were involved.

New Zealand last witnessed a mass shooting in 1990, when a man killed 13 people after a dispute with his neighbour in the seaside town of Aramoana.

But the viral reach of yet another obscene video caused politicians around the globe on Friday to voice the same conclusion: Tech companies are failing. Keeping this in mind it is right now unclear how the Christchurch shooter was allowed to stream for a good 17 minutes before the footage was cut.

But Jennifer Grygiel, a Syracuse University communications professor who follows social media, said the companies were doing far too little to prevent the spread of violent content.

"I think something must have changed in him during the years he spent travelling overseas", she added.

Users intent on sharing the violent video took several approaches.

Brenton Tarrant wrote a multi-page document, praising previous attacks done by white supremacists.

Sky Network Television, New Zealand's biggest satellite television provider, removed Sky News Australia from its platform, citing concerns about the broadcasting of "distressing footage" from the attacker. "I don't care about your profits", Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who is running for president, said at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

He said the company condemned "the actions of these terrible persons and their disgusting use of our app for these purposes. Freedom means you don't have to ask for permission first, and by default, you can say what you want", Kafka quoted from a Zuckerberg response in 2017.

"Our hearts are broken over today's bad tragedy in New Zealand", it said. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", he said. "That's unacceptable, it should have never happened, and it should have been taken down a lot more swiftly".

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