Facebook fails to remove videos of US genocide
Buffalo, New York: Social networking site Facebook is having difficulty removing videos of last week’s massacre in Buffalo, New York, from its platform.
According to a foreign news agency, not only do users have access to these shooting clips, but these re-posted clips of the attack are sometimes appearing in advertisements as well.
According to the news agency, it is not clear why these ads are coming with clips.
But the agency said tests carried out by him and the Tech Transparency Project showed that ads for scary movies, clothing companies and video streaming services were showing up with relevant terms to search for shooting footage. Are
According to the company, this is not a new problem for Facebook. The company has repeatedly suggested search terms for shooting videos. Presented some of the searches from Facebook as ‘popular’.
Video of the Buffalo incident, along with previous massacres and violent incidents, was streamed on Twitch by the attacker. This proves how difficult it is for social media platforms to handle this issue.
Facebook said the company had called the tragic incident a terrorist act and that the social media platform was working on a system that would automatically track copies of videos of the incident.
But videos of the incident are still on the platform and the presence of advertisements around these videos further raises the question of whether the company is prioritizing financial gain over consumer protection.
A Facebook spokesman said in a statement that the company was working to prevent its users from watching videos of the tragedy.
Last week, 10 people were killed and three others were injured when a white gunman opened fire on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Thirteen people, including 11 blacks, were shot dead by the assailants.