Government officials contacts Twitter after Christchurch terror video circulates

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 28, 2022 |

Government officials have been forced to contact Twitter to demand the removal of the Christchurch terrorist’s video after it started circulating on the social media platform.

Twitter’s censorship programmes failed to detect the videos.

In a press conference this afternoon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “some of the layoffs we’ve seen [at Twitter] have obviously been in the content management space.

In recent times, we have seen reports of additional postings of the terrorist video from March 15.

Officials have acted quickly to raise with Twitter. We have seen that in the advice that we’ve received from Twitter is that they have not changed their view on membership of the Christchurch call to action.”

The Prime Minister said “we will continue to maintain our expectation that they do everything they can on a day-to-day basis to remove that content, but also to reduce terrorist content and violent extremist content online as I’ve committed to.

We have seen nothing specific from them to say that they resolved from their commitments to the Christchurch call to action and we will continue to act as though they maintain the commitments they have made to us”

The Christchurch Call was formed to enable rapid and coordinated response by governments and online services to limit the dissemination of terrorist and violent extremist content online following a real-world attack..

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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