Facebook changes livestream rules after New Zealand shooting

Starting Wednesday, people who break Facebook’s “most serious policies” will be immediately banned from using Facebook Live for a period of time, such as 30 days. Facebook did not specify all the rules that it will use to enforce the new one-strike approach, but pointed to current community standards that prohibit spreading terrorist propaganda on the social network. The policy will expand to other topics in the coming weeks, and the company says it will stop the same offenders from purchasing ads.

Under the new policy, the alleged Christchurch shooter would not have been able to livestream the massacre from his account in March, a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business. They did not say what rules he had previously broken.

New Zealand and France urge Facebook and Google to do more to kick out terrorists

The announcement comes ahead of a push by New Zealand and France to encourage tech companies and countries to work together to do more to limit the spread of extremist content online. The…



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