Anti-terror tech consortium flags 800 versions of New Zealand mosque shooting video

Anti-terror tech consortium flags 800 versions of New Zealand mosque shooting video

A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Z

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A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand’s mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday.While it was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, the livestream of the massacre showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online persists as a major challenge for tech companies despite years of investment.Story continues below

READ MORE: Man charged for sharing New Zealand shooting video — could this happen in Canada?Last Friday, social media users intent on sharing the mosque shooting video were said to have used several methods to create a new version with a digital fingerprint different from the original, so as to evade companies’ detection systems.“This incident highlights the importance of industry cooperation regarding the range of terrorists and violent extremists operating online,” the grouping, which includes Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc, said of the attack.WATCH: Controlling the spread of online hate and violence

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