Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Emmanuel Macron of France for discussions that covered the policing of damaging and dangerous content. And this announcement, by far the most stringent restrictions the company has ever placed on its flagship Live service, is timed to coincide with New Zealand’sPresident Macron on Wednesday. The leaders are expected to sign the “
The terrorist attacks in Christchurch have been a clarion call for regulation around the world. At the time of the attacks, Facebook and its leadership were lambasted for their (lack of) response. The live stream was broadcast without being picked up and then widely edited and shared. In the aftermath, the company blamed the lack of AI training data and basically tried to shrug it off. They underestimated the global response that was about to hit. The company even defended against the use of time delays on feeds as a compromise to the “immediacy” of the Facebook Live experience.