The attack on two mosques in New Zealand is one of the most significant topics in the world. There are live footage from the entire network that the terrorist ran on Facebook. For many people this is a scandalous situation. In the past there were broadcasts of rape and Facebook promised to remove such content as soon as possible. As you can see – it did not work out well.
But despite appearances, the number of viewers on the broadcast was not large. In total, during the whole time of broadcasting video, 4,000 people watched it. The first violation of the regulations to the Facebook team was received after 29 minutes from the start, or 12 minutes after the live end. This handful of people, however, was enough for the material to spread like a virus.
Recording from the attack within the first 24 hours was removed from Facebook over 1.5 million times. YouTube said that over the weekend new videos from broadcasts appeared on average once a second. In addition to these two media, they also run many other corners of the Internet – they were available in the forums reddit r / watchpeopledie and r / gore, which have already been blocked. They also quickly hit 4chan and 8chan (on which the terrorist was an active user).