New Zealand privacy commissioner John Edwards went on Twitter on Sunday night to criticize Facebook for recklessly operating its platform and for contributing to the transmission of events such as the Christchurch shooting, which aired on I live on the social media platform. Edwards said, "Facebook can not be trusted, they are morally bankrupt pathological liars who allow genocide, they facilitate the foreign undermining of democratic institutions."
Edwards tweeted that Facebook "allows live broadcast of suicides, rapes and murders, continues to host and publish the video of the attack on the mosque, allows" Advertisers target the "enemies of the Jews" & # 39; ; and other hateful segments of the market, and refuse to accept any responsibility for any content or damage. "Since then, the tweets have been removed; Edwards explained in a follow-up tweet that he did so" due to the volume of toxic and ill-informed traffic they caused. "
Edwards' comments were in response to the interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with ABC News, in which the CEO said that Facebook was working to improve the ability of its algorithms to detect live-streamed terrorist events then deadly shootings Facebook took almost 30 minutes to detect the live broadcast of shots to the mosque in mid-March The company said it removed around 1.5 million videos of the mass shooting on the first day after the shooting.  659005] Edwards denounced Zuckerberg's comments as "dishonest" because "he can not tell us – or he will not tell us how many suicides are broadcast live, how many murders, how many sexual assaults". He says he was asked for that information, but Facebook has rejected it.