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World Germany shooting livestreamed despite efforts by tech firms

02:30  10 october  2019
02:30  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch

  Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch A video showed the shooter railing against feminism and denying the Holocaust.The shooter failed to enter the synagogue in Halle, Germany, but wreaked havoc, including the deaths of the two individuals, before driving away. The man used a Galaxy S8 on a helmet to record his crime while wearing a kevlar vest. Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Judaism. Inside the synagogue were 70 to 80 worshipers, according to a local Jewish leader. All were safe and unharmed.

Germany : mass shooting attempt that killed two was antisemitic attack, minister says. The documents, which include a link to the livestream of the shooting , are vehemently antisemitic and Despite this limited initial audience, however, the video has since been broadly disseminated on

Facebook said a live stream broadcast by the gunman who killed 50 and wounded dozens more in New Zealand on Friday was viewed fewer than 200 Despite the efforts by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, footage of the gunman's rampage circulated online for hours after the shooting .

Just weeks after a broad effort announced by tech platforms to curb the spread of violent content, a video of Wednesday's deadly shooting in the German city of Halle was posted online where it may have been viewed by millions.

a close up of a computer: Livestreaming video platform Twitch, popular with gamers, was used by a gunman in German who posted a stream of his attack on a synagogue and restaurant in the city of Halle © Martin BUREAU Livestreaming video platform Twitch, popular with gamers, was used by a gunman in German who posted a stream of his attack on a synagogue and restaurant in the city of Halle

The gunman posted a video of the attack on the Twitch livestream gaming platform owned by Amazon, the company acknowledged.

The video of the shooting at a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant included a "manifesto" with racist and anti-Semitic commentary.

U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting video

  U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting video U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting videoCompanies including Facebook and Twitter committed in May to take "transparent, specific measures" to prevent the amplification of violent content, after the killing of 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand was livestreamed on Facebook.

Unfortunately, mass shooters are still livestreaming their attacks. Twitch has confirmed to CNBC that the shooter who attacked a synagogue in Halle, Germany wa Latest in Gear. Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on Twitch.

Sorry, Despite Gun-Control Advocates' Claims, U.S. Isn't The Worst Country For Mass Shootings . Surprisingly, Norway is, with an outlier mass shooting death rate of 1.888 per million (high no doubt because of the rifle assault by political extremist Anders Brevik that claimed 77 lives in 2011).

"Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously," a Twitch spokesperson said.

"We worked with urgency to remove this content and will permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act."

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Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on Twitch

  Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on Twitch Unfortunately, mass shooters are still livestreaming their attacks. Twitch has confirmed to CNBC that the shooter who attacked a synagogue in Halle, Germany was broadcasting the murders on its service. The company has pulled the 35-minute clip and reiterated its "zero-tolerance" policies against hate and violence, adding that it would ban anyone trying to repost the material. The content doesn't appear to be available on Twitch as of this writing, although CNBC said it found downloadable copies on sites like 4chan (which also had Christchurch shooting videos in that attack's immediate aftermath).

A shooting Wednesday that killed two people outside a German synagogue during one of the most important Jewish holidays was livestreamed on Twitch. The shooter failed to enter the synagogue in Halle, Germany , but wreaked havoc, including the deaths of the two individuals, before driving away.

A shooting near a German synagogue on Wenesday that left two people dead and was motivated by anti-Semitism was livestreamed on the online It's not known how many people watched the initial stream on Twitch, which is owned by Amazon. One researcher on extremism said that the video was

The news come after the deadly New Zealand mosque shooting livestreamed on Facebook in March, which prompted governments to press social networks to prevent the airing of violent acts on their platforms.

On September 23, Facebook announced additional efforts at the United Nations during a meeting with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has taken up the cause of fighting online extremism.

Also last month, Amazon announced it was joining the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, an alliance tasked with tackling the most dangerous content on social media.

The tech firms had been seeking to avoid a repeat of the handling of the bloodbath in Christchurch, where the assailant posted an manifesto online and then livestreamed his killing of 51 worshippers.

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Twitch, which has gained a following for livestreaming gaming, was acquired in 2014 by Amazon for $970 million, and has an estimated 15 million daily active users.

Twitch video of Germany shooting near Halle synagogue included anti-semitic motives

  Twitch video of Germany shooting near Halle synagogue included anti-semitic motives A video showed the shooter railing against feminism and denying the Holocaust.The shooter failed to enter the synagogue in Halle, Germany, but wreaked havoc before driving away, including killing the two individuals. The man used a smartphone on a helmet to record his crime, while wearing a kevlar vest. Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Judaism. Inside the synagogue were 70 to 80 worshipers, according to a local Jewish leader. All were safe and unharmed.

Tech firms 'don't see this as a priority'. This is the latest case of social media companies being caught off guard by killers posting videos of their crimes, and other users Facebook's artificial intelligence tools and human moderators were apparently unable to detect the livestream of the shooting .

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It was not immediately clear how long the video remained online, or how many people saw it. But segments of the video were reposted on Twitter and other social platforms.

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After the Christchurch massacre, Facebook and others pointed out the challenges of preventing the sharing of violent content, often with minor changes to avoid detection by artificial intelligence.

Facebook also recently announced efforts to work with police in London and elsewhere to get batter data on violence to improve its detection algorithms.

"Filtering algorithms so far have not been very good at detecting violence on livestream," noted Jillian Peterson, a professor of criminology at Hamline University, who suggested that social media firms may end up being "held accountable" for their role in spreading violent and hateful content.

Research by Peterson and others suggest shooters may be affected by contagion when they see similar attacks.

"In many ways, these shootings are performances, meant for all of us to watch," Peterson said.

"Social media -- and now livestreaming services --- have given perpetrators a larger stage and wider audience. Perpetrators are looking to show their grievance to the world, and livestreaming gives them the means to do it."

Hans-Jakob Schindler of the Counter Extremism Project, a group seeking to curb online violence, said the latest livestream highlights a need for stronger actions against social platforms.

"Online platforms need to step up and stop their services being used and in turn, parent companies need to hold them accountable," Schindler said.

"Amazon is just as much to blame as Twitch for allowing this stream online. This tragic incident demonstrates one more time that a self-regulatory approach is not effective enough and sadly highlights the need for stronger regulation of the tech sector."

California woman, 19, who livestreamed DUI crash that killed sister is released on parole after 26 months .
A 19-year-old California woman who livestreamed her drunken-driving crash that killed her 14-year-old sister has been released on parole after serving 26 months in prison. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCObdulia Sanchez was sentenced in February 2018 to six years and four months in prison after being convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); She was released on parole on Sept.

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