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Facebook Is Working To Prevent Live Streams Of Terror Attacks – Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook is working to prevent livestreams of terror attacks such as the one in New Zealand but it does not plan to introduce a delay on live feeds, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg according to report by news agency AFP, in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast on Thursday, also said he had confidence in measures put in place by Facebook to prevent interference in next year’s US presidential election.

Zuckerberg said a delay on livestreaming “might” have limited views of the Christchurch attacks, which were streamed on Facebook Live by the self-avowed white supremacist who carried them out.

The attacks left 50 people dead and sparked criticism of Facebook in some quarters for providing the online tool which allowed the assailant to livestream the carnage in two New Zealand mosques.

Zuckerberg said putting a delay on live streams would “fundamentally break what livestreaming is for people.

“Most people are livestreaming, you know, a birthday party or hanging out with friends when they can’t be together,” he said.

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