Starting Wednesday, people who violate Facebook's "most serious policies" will be immediately banned from using Facebook Live for a while. However, Facebook did not specify the details of the rules. The policy is expected to expand to other sections in the coming weeks, and according to Facebook, it will prevent the same violators from buying ads.
A Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business that under the new policy, gunmen charged with shooting in Christchurch could no longer broadcast the killing on their account in March.
Prior to this, New Zealand and France are working hard to promote the joint efforts of technology companies and countries to take more measures to limit the spread of online extremist content. The non-binding agreement, called "Christchurch Call," is expected to be announced at the G7 Digital Leaders Conference on Wednesday.
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jindane Adebat, said on Monday: "I've made two direct conversations with Mark Zuckerberg, and in fact we have a good communication with Facebook. The last time he talked to him a few days ago, he did say Facebook's support for putting that call into action."
Live video is not the only video issue for technology companies to fight terrorism. After the Christchurch shooting, Facebook deleted 1.5 million mosque attacks. The video of the shooting was still spread on YouTube and Twitter, and was shared into private messaging applications after technology companies cracked down on public posts. More than a month after the shooting, people can still find imitations on some mainstream technology websites.
Facebook said in a post posted on Tuesday that detecting these videos is an area where more research is needed. In addition, the company said it will invest $7.5 million in a research partnership with the university to better identify manipulated media.
It is unclear whether other companies will participate in the Christchurch appeal meeting, and whether this voluntary agreement will help mainstream technology companies evade government regulation.