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

Mary Meeker one of the premier Silicon Valley investors quits Kleiner Perkins

first_imgMary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins and starting a new investment fund along with three other partners. Joining Meeker in her new fund are Kleiner Perkins other investors Mood Rowghani and Noah Knauf, as well as Juliet de Baubigny, a partner. As her latest stint as venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, Meeker has led the company’s investments in more mature start-ups and yielded several successful bets by putting money into Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Snap when the companies were further along. She is popularly known as the Queen of the Internet for her coverage of internet stocks, since 2010. She also delivers an annual internet trends report considered as one of the most prestigious and thorough in the technology industry. She also remains one of the few women to earn a general partner title at Kleiner Perkins. The business industry is generally known to not award women with the highest roles in VC. In 2014, she was listed as the 77th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Her exit from Kleiner Perkins, will undoubtedly be a huge blow to the venture capitalist firm, given the fact that Meeker is by far the most senior woman in venture capital and has a high stature in the business community. It seems Kleiner Perkins is changing its tactics in the business consulting industry. In 2016, legendary investor John Doerr stepped down as managing partner, replaced by Ted Schlein. The departures of Meeker, Rowghani and Knauf’s add further support to the claim. Talking about Meeker at the time of her hiring, Schlein said, “There is only one Mary Meeker,” He now says he is “not naive” about what it will be like to lose Meeker. Kleiner Perkins will have to move on without its most famous name. Read Next Python founder resigns – Guido van Rossum goes ‘on a permanent vacation from being BDFL’ Anima Anandkumar, the machine learning guru behind AWS bids adieu to AWS. Dr. Fei Fei Li, Google’s AI Cloud head steps down amidst speculations; Dr. Andrew Moore to take her placelast_img read more