Video about mosque assault: New Zealand wants answers from Mark Zuckerberg
Now New Zealand, other governments and business leaders are urging Facebook, Google and Twitter to do much more to free their platforms from extremist content. VOD ) and two other telecom operators providing Internet access to most New Zealanders said on Tuesday they wanted ] FB ) Chief Executive Officer Mark Tukkerberg, Twitter TWTR ) GOOGL ) Chief Executive Sundar Pichai to Take part in "Emergency Discussion"
Three US technology companies face heavy criticism They were able to identify and stop the spread of video of the attack on Friday in which 50 people at two mosques killed.
Chief Executive Officers of Vodafone New Zealand, Spark and 2degrees said they have taken an unprecedented step to jointly identify and stop access to sites that have hosted videos made by the striker. They urged the authorities to require technology companies to pick up terrorism-related content within a certain period of time and to fine them if they do not.
"While we are aware of the speed with which social networking companies have been trying to remove the video since Friday after being notified of it, it is still a response to material that is rapidly spreading globally and would never should be provided online, "said in an open letter posted on their websites.
Germany introduced a law in 201
8, which empowers the authorities to justify social media platforms if they fail to quickly eliminate the hate speech. The European Commission is considering rules that require platforms to remove terrorist content within one hour after the authorities mark it or risk fines of up to 4% of global revenue.
"Publisher Not a Postman"
More world leaders want technology companies to step up their game.
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacqueda Arden, said on Tuesday that her government will examine the role of social media in a deadly attack.
"We can not just sit down and assume that these platforms just exist and that what is said to them is not the responsibility of where they are published," Ardern said in a speech to parliament.
"They are the publisher, not just the postman," she said. "There can be no case of any profit without liability."