“Facebook cannot be trusted. They’re morally bankrupt pathological liars who enable genocide (Myanmar), facilitate foreign undermining of democratic institutions,” Edwards tweeted late Sunday.
“(They) allow the live streaming of suicides, rapes and murders, continue to sponsor and release the mosque attack movie, enable advertisers to target’Jew haters’ and other hateful market segments and refuse to take any responsibility for any material or injury. They #DontGiveAZuck,” Edwards said in a follow-up tweet.
He later deleted the tweets, saying he had been bombarded with toxic traffic onto his Twitter account.
“I have deleted the tweets promoting my discussion concerning Mark Zuckerberg’s interview because of the quantity of toxic and misinformed traffic that they prompted,” Edwards mentioned.
As per a report in New Zealand Herald, Edwards lashed out at Zuckerberg following the Facebook CEO, during an interview in America’s ABC TV network,”poured cold water on a small delay for Facebook Live, saying it could’break’ the ceremony that’s often employed for two-way communicating”.
The Facebook livestreaming of this New Zealand terror assault sparked global outrage. The movie was seen over 4,000 times before it was eliminated. The movie was shared in millions on other social networking platforms, including Twitter and YouTube.
In an interview with Radio New Zealand on Monday,” Edwards stated Zuckerberg’s”greater good” argument was”disingenuous” because”he can not tell us won’t tell us, how many suicides are livestreamed, just how many murders, how many sexual assaults”.
“I have asked Facebook precisely that last week and they simply don’t have those characters or will not give them to us,” he added.
Edwards also requested Facebook to hand over names of people who shared with the alleged gunman’s video to NZ Police that the social networking giant refused to discuss.
Following New Zealand, Britain has gone rough on Facebook when it comes to live-streaming.
Internet providers and technology giants such as Facebook and Google is going to be compelled to remove violent content in a brand new law passed in Australia last week.
Under the law, which passed both houses of Parliament, duties will be placed on internet organizations to block the spread of violent material. Failure to do this could see executives face up to three years in jail, or fines of around 10 percent of the system’s annual turnover.
Social networking companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, additionally face hefty fines or ban in Britain should they fail to remove harmful content fast under new laws.
The new”duty of care” laws could even hold social media executives personally liable for terrorist and child abuse content on their platforms.