Social media platforms are being chastised for spreading graphic and far-right content from Saturday’s attack in Buffalo, New York.
The response was deemed “wholly inadequate” by the campaign group Hope Not to Hate.
Twitch was used by the gunman to livestream the fatal shooting of ten people at a Buffalo supermarket.
On Saturday, Twitch quickly took down the livestream, but Meta and Twitter’s moderation remain under scrutiny.
According to the platforms, footage from the attack as well as links to the shooter’s manifesto are being actively removed.
After Twitch removed the footage, which was captured on the gunman’s helmet, it was replicated on other streaming sites.
According to the Washington Post, while 22 people watched the stream live on Twitch, a copy uploaded to another streaming site was viewed more than three million times before it was removed.
And Facebook didn’t take down a link to the copy for more than 10 hours, despite the fact that it had been shared over 46,000 times on the platform.
Meta has stated that it is removing and blocking copies of the livestream, the shooter’s manifesto, and any external links to them.
To enable faster removals, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s Content Incident Protocol includes sharing digital identifiers and copies of the Buffalo shooter’s footage in a database.
However, Meta claims that some people have attempted to circumvent its policies in order to post material from the attack online.