New Zealand’s privacy commissioner John Edwards has labelled Facebook Because”morally bankrupt pathological liars” after the social media System’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Attempted to play the Facebook live-streaming of Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people.
“Facebook cannot be trusted. They are morally bankrupt pathological liars who empower genocide (Myanmar), ease international undermining of democratic institutions,” Edwards tweeted late Sunday.
They #DontGiveAZuck,” Edwards said in a followup tweet.
He deleted the tweets, saying he had been bombarded with toxic traffic onto his Twitter account.
“I’ve deleted the tweets promoting my conversation concerning Mark Zuckerberg’s interview due to the quantity of toxic and misinformed visitors they prompted,” Edwards mentioned.
As per a report in New Zealand Herald, Edwards lashed out in Zuckerberg following the Facebook CEO, during an interview in America’s ABC TV network,”poured cold water on a small delay for Facebook Live, saying it would’break’ the service which is often employed for two-way communication”.
The Facebook livestreaming of the New Zealand terror attack sparked international outrage. The video was seen over 4,000 days before it was eliminated. The movie was shared in countless on other social media platforms, including Twitter and YouTube.
In an interview with Radio New Zealand on Monday,” Edwards stated Zuckerberg’s”greater good” argument was”disingenuous” because”he can not tell us – or won’t tell us, how many suicides are livestreamed, just how many murders, the number of sexual assaults”.
“I have asked Facebook precisely that last week and they simply don’t have those figures or will not give them to us,” he added.
Edwards also requested Facebook to hand over names of individuals who shared the alleged gunman’s movie to NZ Police which the social networking giant refused to share.
After New Zealand, Britain has gone rough on Facebook as it comes to live-streaming.
Internet providers and tech giants such as Facebook and Google will be forced to eliminate violent content in a sweeping new law passed in Australia a week.
Under the law, which passed both houses of Parliament, obligations will be placed on internet organizations to stop the spread of violent substance. Failure to do so could observe executives face up to three years in jail, or fines of up to 10 per cent of their platform’s annual turnover.
Social media firms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, also face hefty penalties or ban in Britain if they don’t get rid of harmful content quickly under new legislation.
The new”duty of care” laws may even hold social media executives personally accountable for terrorist and child abuse articles in their platforms.