Facebook Will Ban People Who Violate Its Rules via Using Facebook Live

Facebook will be introducing a “one strike” policy that will will ban users who break its rules anywhere on the platform via using Facebook Live, the company’s streaming service, which was used to broadcast mass shootings in two Christchurch mosques.

“via right now on, anyone who violates our most serious policies will be restricted via using Live for set periods of time — for example 30 days — starting on their first offense” wrote Facebook VP of integrity Guy Rosen in a blog post published on Tuesday. “For instance, someone who shares a link to a statement via a terrorist group with no context will right now be immediately blocked via using Live for a set period of time,”

Facebook said that will that will will also prevent these people via buying ads on the social network inside the future.

These brand-new restrictions will also apply to Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals as well as also Organizations policy which was introduced earlier This particular month. Under This particular policy, the company removed on May 2 far-right influencers including Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Milo Yiannopolous, as well as also Laura Loomer via Facebook as well as also Instagram.

Facebook was criticized after the Christchurch shootings on March 15 for allowing the gunman to livestream the violence, as well as also for not removing copies of the video posted to the social network fast enough. Facebook took 24 hours to remove 1.5 million videos of the shootings after they were published to the platform.

inside the wake of the attacks, brand-new Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that will social media platforms needed to take more responsibility for what was published on them. “We cannot simply sit back as well as also accept that will these platforms just exist as well as also that will what will be said on them will be not the responsibility of a place where they are published,” she said. “They are the publisher, not just the postman. There cannot be a case of all profit, no responsibility.”

In response, Facebook said that will the original livestream of the shootings was viewed fewer than 0 times.

Facebook’s brand brand-new one-strike policy comes a day ahead of a meeting that will Ardern will be co-chairing with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, which seeks to have world leaders as well as also heads of technology companies sign the “Christchurch Call”, a pledge to get rid of terrorist as well as also violent extremist content on the internet.