LONDON (Reuters) – London’s police and to Facebook, said on Tuesday they are going to be the sharing of resources, in order to stop the live streaming of the terrorist attacks, such as those in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
FILE PHOTO: Neil Basu, of the Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner for the fight against Terrorism outside New Scotland Yard in London, Britain, on March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
The Metropolitan Police share the video of one of the firearms officers in the training with Facebook in order to help the company to develop the technology for the purpose of identifying the live-streaming will be an attack on their platform.
With Social media, companies are under increasing pressure to act after a gunman killed 51 people in the New Zealand attack, and it will be live streamed on Facebook.
The world was seen to be less than 200 times during the live broadcast, Facebook said back in March, but copies of the images, which were widely distributed on the platform as well as on Twitter, Alphabet, Inc., YouTube, and Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram in the next couple of hours.
The police said that the footage would be captured on a body camera attached to firearms officers as they carried out their regular training, and will then be shared with Facebook.
The video will also be provided to the government, to be used by other companies to develop the technology to stop the live streaming of the violence on the internet.
Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officer, Neil Basu, said Facebook was trying to create a technology that can help in the identification of firearms attack at an early stage, and their potential to help police around the world to respond.
“The technology that will automatically stop the live streaming of the attacks once they have been identified, it would also help to prevent the glorification of such acts, and the promotion of toxic ideology that, to them,” he said.
Facebook Stephanie McCourt said that the company has made significant investments in people and technology to get people safely on the platform.
“This is a partnership with the Police to assist in the training of our AI-based systems, the volume of data that is necessary for the purpose of identifying these issues,” she said.
Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison