More than a month later Facebook Instagram host New Zealand shooting videos

first_img 0 Share your voice Tech Industry Post a comment Facebook Instagram Fifty people were killed in a terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, last month when a gunman opened fire at two mosques. Videos of the mass shooting are still reportedly on Facebook and Instagram. Cam McLaren / Getty Images It’s been over a month since a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people and livestreaming the massacre on Facebook. It appears the social network, as well as Facebook-owned Instagram, is still showing videos of the attack, according to a Friday report by Motherboard. Some of the videos on the platforms are shorter clips of the original 17-minute footage, the report says. One video on Facebook showing the gunman killing people from a first-person perspective says it potentially contains “violent or graphic content,” but remains on the platform, according to Motherboard. Users can reportedly click to confirm they want to watch the video. “We have designated both shootings as terror attacks, meaning that any praise, support and representation of the events violates our Community Guidelines and is not permitted on Instagram.,” a company representative said. “We will continue to remove these videos from our platform.” Facebook didn’t respond to a request for comment.Facebook has struggled to keep footage of the mass shooting off its site. The social network was criticized after its artificial intelligence systems couldn’t automatically detect video of the terrorist attack. Facebook relies heavily on user reports to flag inappropriate content, and says it didn’t get a report during the live broadcast. The first user report came 12 minutes after the livestream ended, wrote Guy Rosen, vice president of product management, in a blog post last month. It can also be challenging to remove variations of the footage, according to Motherboard. Some videos reportedly showed a screen recording of the content playing on the gunman’s Facebook page, while another featured a person watching part of the clip on Twitter. The social network told Motherboard that it’s “also using audio technology to try and detect clips of the attack.” After it takes down that content, Facebook adds the variations to a list of content to block automatically. The company is reportedly investing in tech and research that can pinpoint tweaked versions of the videos. Originally published April 19 at 3:29 p.m. PT.Update, April 20: Adds comment from Instagram. Tagslast_img read more

Shaping young minds

first_imgA workshop on painting, wood-crafting and printmaking was organised at the ongoing Summer Art Carnival hosted by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). The painting workshop, from May 25 — June 3, was conducted by likes of Abhimanue V Govindam, Sushanta Guha, Soumen Bhowmick, Shovin Bhattacharya, Asim Pal and Rajesh Ram. While the woodcutting and print making workshop was conducted by Anandmoy Banerjee, Sushanta Guha, Sukhwinder Singh and Jayant Gajera.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The carnival that commenced on May 25 aims at enabling children to look at contemporary art with greater  understanding.“Through our outreach initiatives, we wish to engage more children in our programmes. The main objective of the NGMA is to enable young minds to appreciate works of contemporary art with a better understanding and sensitivity,” a statement said.The interactive workshops would comprise elementary and specialised lectures on art appreciation, art moments and artists. Besides, the workshops would also focus on helping children learn the art of puppetry, painting, art-based performances and make their own art books reflecting the artistic oeuvre of various eminent artists. Special workshop for painting, pottery, and music are also being organised for differently-abled children. Special film screenings on international art trends and art education will also form core of the workshops. The workshop will conclude on July 1.last_img read more

Burst water main means road will be shut until at least Monday

first_imgCouncil hope to find motorist who da… A Cheshire Police spokeswoman added: “Middlewich Road, Sandbach is still closed between Chapel Street and Crewe Road and will be for some time.” Traffic data company INRIX reports the road has been closed since around 2.30am this morning. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy South Cheshire road looks set remain shut over the weekend due to a burst water main. Middlewich Road in Sandbach has been closed in both directions since the early hours of Thursday morning. Council and water utility staff are working on the situation – but the road now looks set to remain shut between Chapel Street and Crewe Road until at least Monday. A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: “Repairs on a burst water main along Middlewich Road, Sandbach are ongoing. “The road is closed between Chapel Street & Crewe Road and signed diversions are in place. “We anticipate the road won’t be reopened until at least Monday.” United Utilities, which runs water supplies in the area, said they were working to ensure water supplies continued to nearby houses. A spokesman said: “We currently have our water on wheels vehicles in place pumping water into the network and have also moved water from another area to help maintain supplies. “All customers should have water, however this may fluctuate at busy times of the day and may also be at reduced pressure until the repairs are complete. “Our team of engineers will remain on site throughout the course of the afternoon until the issue is resolved. We will keep you informed with the progress of the repairs. “We are sorry for the disruption and thank you for bearing with us.” Read MoreLatest Sandbach News Grieving mum, 35, killed herself jus…center_img Did you see semi-naked woman being s… Mortgage specialist to open first of…last_img read more

5 EBB with Globus 2018 African safaris tented camp stays

first_img5% EBB with Globus’ 2018 African safaris, tented camp stays Tags: Globus Monday, July 31, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The Globus family of brands is debuting new nine- to 15-day African safaris next year, including two new Cosmos tours: the nine-day On Safari in Kenya and the 14-day South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger.Clients who book and deposit any 2018 Globus Asia, Africa or South Pacific vacation by May 1, 2018 automatically save 5% on the land package. Cosmos travellers booking by Sept. 12, 2017 will save $50 per person.“Our tours are designed to combine the best of immersive experiences – from encountering chimps and elephants in safe sanctuaries to meeting Cape Town chefs in their own kitchens,” says Stéphanie Bishop, Managing Director in Canada for the Globus family of brands.All of Globus’ Africa vacations are Small Group Discovery tours with a maximum of 20 travellers per departure. In addition, every one of Globus’ Africa vacations – from the Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls to Kenya: A Classic Safari and Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond to Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience – offers travellers Local Favorites (culinary and cultural insights) and luxury accommodations.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsFor clients looking for more affordable access to Africa, for the first time Cosmos has added Africa, with two itineraries for 2018 priced from $3,69 (excluding air) to East and South Africa. Solo travellers can avoid the single supplement with Cosmos’ Guaranteed Share program.Monograms has Africa itineraries too, ranging from nine to 15 days.With any Globus family of brands vacation booking to Southern or East Africa the company makes a contribution to South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to SAVE THE RHINO as well as the LION RECOVERY FUND which is part of the Wildlife Conservation Network. Sharelast_img read more