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French group sues Facebook and YouTube over livestreamed NZ terror attack

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), a group representing French Muslims, is suing Facebook and YouTube in France, for livestreaming the footage of the terror attack in two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand earlier this month, reports the BBC. The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand supported the CFCM’s move. The New Zealand terror attack was livestreamed by the attacker on Facebook, and shared on other media platforms. The CFCM’s legal complaint said that it was suing these companies for “broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor.” This is punishable by up to 3 years in jail and a fine of $85,000 in France. Took me about 30 seconds to find YouTube videos of the ripped livestream: pic.twitter.com/TFkQHIqQbf — Jason Abbruzzese (@JasonAbbruzzese) March 15, 2019 Facebook: AI has limitations Three days after the attack, Facebook put out a blog post which said that it removed the video “within minutes” of hearing from the NZ Police and was working with them. The company said that the video was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast, but that no one had reported it in that duration. It then said that a user-reported/flagged livestream is prioritised for human review over non-reported or flagged videos, adding that there was not even a single report of it during the livestream. “The first user report on the original video came in 29…

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