Examining Social Media Companies' Efforts to Counter on-Line Terror Content and Misinformation, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 26, 2019   [open pdf - 637KB]

This is the June 26, 2019 hearing titled "Examining Social Media Companies' Efforts to Counter on-Line Terror Content and Misinformation," held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Bennie G. Thompson: "In March, a white supremacist terrorist killed 51 people and wounded 49 more at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. […] Shockingly, the terrorist was able to live-stream the attack on Facebook, where the video and its gruesome content went undetected initially. […] When New Zealand authorities called on all social media companies to remove these videos immediately, they were unable to comply. Human moderators could not keep up with the volume of videos being reposted, and their automated systems were unable to recognize minor changes in the video. […] This committee will continue to engage social media companies about the challenges they face in addressing terror content on their platforms." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Monika Bickert, Nick Pickles, Derek Slater, and Nadine Strossen.

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