The chairman of a committee of the U.s. House of Representatives has representatives of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter called to account, after the social media images of the attack on mosques in New Zealand were circulated. Microsoft also asked for an explanation.
This is evident from a Monday, sent the letter Tuesday by the commission for the U.s. department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security) is made public.
The attack on mosques in New Zealand was broadcast live via Facebook. The images were then on the social media Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit spread. In the attack, fifty people to the life to come.
The videos were for hours on a large scale on the social media visible before the platforms measures names to them offline. On Facebook, within 24 hours in any case 300.000 videos taken offline. Also, about 1.2 million videos stopped before they were uploaded.
A spokesman of Facebook says the commission of the House of Representatives quickly to provide a substantive explanation. Google, Twitter and Microsoft have not yet on the letter to respond.
Proponents of the freedom of speech to warn that politicians as a result of the dissemination of the images not to need to take measures quickly. They fear that policies can also ensure that vulnerable users, such as people that police brutality raise, the silence is imposed.
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