49 dead in terrorist attack in New Zealand,gunman live streamed killing people on facebook

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The gunman of the Christchurch Mosques in New Zealand City lives streamed the whole incident on Facebook. The shooter is said to be one Brenton Tarrant from Australia who is 28 years old. The video spread all across Facebook, Twitter and youtube. Facebook was too late in reacting to the video.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • The victims: Forty-nine people were killed at the al Noor mosque. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque, and one person died from their injuries in hospital.
  • The suspect: Police said a male in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear at the Christchurch court Saturday morning local time.
  • The manifesto: In a social media post just before the attack, an account that is believed to belong to one of the attackers posted a link to an 87-page manifesto that was filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations for an attack. The manifesto was not signed.

The video footage shows the gunman driving to the mosque taking out his weapon from the car, walks towards the church and starts shooting at people. According to reports at least 49 people have died in the shooting while others present got injured.

Millions must have seen the live stream as Facebook is a very popular social media website and these millions also include children. The AI about which Silicon Valley keeps boasting about failed to take an action regarding the live stream.

The video was taken down from facebook but unfortunately, the video has spread all across the internet and it is easily accessible for the public.

Facebook recently talked about their measures of screening content and said that they have 30000 content reviewers and 20 offices working for reviewing content with the help of Artificial intelligence. Facebook also said, “We’re now detecting 99% of terrorist-related content before it’s reported, 97% of violence and graphic content, and 96% of nudity.”

Facebook’s office is facing a lot of problems itself. According to the Verge, these content reviewers get really worked after going through all the content to resort to unauthorized measures to let some steam off.

In April 2017, A man live streamed the killing of his 11-month-old baby before killing himself. There have been multiple live streams of murders and deaths on facebook.

This incidence shows that people at Silicon Valley who boast about their technology are not sufficiently equipped to deal with such situations.


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