Facebook to crack down on hate speech and livestreaming after Christchurch attacks
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Facebook has announced plans to restrict livestreaming and curb hate speech after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
The last two weeks have seen fierce criticism of Facebook's response after the attack was livestreamed and widely shared on the platform.
Businesses pulled their social media advertising and the Privacy Commissioner called Facebook's silence an "insult" to the nation's grief.
On Thursday, Facebook announced it would ban white nationalist and separatist content. In an open letter posted on the Facebook NZ page on Saturday morning, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg set out further changes: "We have heard feedback that we must do more – and we agree," she said.