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How Facebook's hour of inaction enabled the Christchurch video to spread
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Analysis

How Facebook's hour of inaction enabled the Christchurch video to spread

A full 29 minutes passed from the start of the gunman's live stream before Facebook - the very platform on which it was hosted - even knew about it.

  • by John McDuling

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'Hundreds of millions' of Facebook users' passwords were visible to its employees
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Facebook

'Hundreds of millions' of Facebook users' passwords were visible to its employees

Facebook disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Facebook to re-examine how live videos are flagged after Christchurch shooting
New Zealand

Facebook to re-examine how live videos are flagged after Christchurch shooting

Facebook said it would re-examine its "reporting logic" after its artificial intelligence systems failed to automatically detect the New Zealand mosque shooting video.

  • by Hamza Shaban
Facebook blames media for role in spread of Christchurch video
Media & marketing

Facebook blames media for role in spread of Christchurch video

Facebook has criticised media organisations for playing a role in the widespread distribution of footage from the Christchurch terrorist attack while defending live videos on the social media platform.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Facebook apologises for banning Trump's social media director

Facebook apologises for banning Trump's social media director

Facebook has apologised to the White House's social media director for blocking his Facebook page.

Facebook agrees to overhaul of paid advertising in United States
Advertising

Facebook agrees to overhaul of paid advertising in United States

Complaints over ads-based discrimination have dogged the social-media company since 2016, but Facebook has now agreed to change its paid-advertising platform.

  • by Katie Paul
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Ethical funds review Facebook shareholding amid political crackdown
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Ethical funds review Facebook shareholding amid political crackdown

Ethical investment funds are reviewing their shareholdings in Facebook after the platform was used to livestream the Christchurch attacks.

  • by Jennifer Duke and Fergus Hunter
Facebook the medium as pollies target voters with mixed messages
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Facebook the medium as pollies target voters with mixed messages

Hundreds of Facebook ads have been bought by NSW political parties ahead of the election, here's what they're selling.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Livestream of shooting sparks calls to hold tech giants accountable
New Zealand

Livestream of shooting sparks calls to hold tech giants accountable

Policymakers around the globe are demanding social media companies be held accountable for the spread of hateful content after the New Zealand terrorist attack.

  • by Cat Zakrzewski
Australian Christchurch massacre commenter granted bail
Adelaide

Australian Christchurch massacre commenter granted bail

An Adelaide man who posted social media comments in support of the Christchurch mosque massacre has been granted bail on condition he keep off the internet.

Telco giants block websites sharing footage of Christchurch attacks
Christchurch shooting

Telco giants block websites sharing footage of Christchurch attacks

Australian telecommunications companies have started blocking websites to stop the spread of copies of a livestreamed footage of the Christchurch terrorist attacks as social media platforms continue to grapple with the videos. 

  • by Jennifer Duke