NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

phys.org | 4/4/2019 | Staff
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New Zealand's privacy regulator on Monday accused Facebook of failing to cooperate on tackling livestreaming in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre, saying founder Mark Zuckerberg was "disingenuous" about its systems.

The gunman livestreamed his rampage at two mosques on March 15 on Facebook, with the footage proliferating widely online despite the platform saying it "quickly" removed the footage.

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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said Zuckerberg was "disingenuous" in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent Facebook's systems.

"They actually didn't have any systems to detect the events in Christchurch," Edwards to Radio New Zealand, adding that a delay on livestreaming would be a good interim measure.

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"It is a technology that is capable of causing great harm... He (Zuckerberg) can't actually tell us, or won't tell us, how many suicides are livestreamed, how many murders, how many sexual assaults.

"In fact I've asked Facebook exactly that last week and they simply don't have those figures or won't give them...
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