Facebook response to shootings 'too little too late'

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Monday, 1 April 2019, 12:39PM

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says Facebook's response to the Christchurch mosque shootings is too little too late.

The social media giant told the Weekend Herald it's "looking into" how it can stop the spread of violent video and images.

Creator Mark Zuckerberg has called for global rules for the internet, saying Governments and regulators need to take an active role.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke to Chris Lynch and asked how Facebook can use an algorithm to sell her products, yet can't take down the gunman's live stream.

She says it tells us a lot about whether these large corporations actually are capable of acting in the public interest ahead of their own private interest and profit. 

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