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Facebook launches new rules aimed at stopping extremist content

Facebook announced new the rules around its live streaming platform that it says would have stopped a deranged gunman from using the service to broadcast a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques in March. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social network said Wednesday that it is instituting a new “one strike” policy aimed at combating extremist content on Facebook Live by barring rule-breakers for extended periods of time. The rule-change comes two months after a New Zealand man, who shot dead 50 people and wounded dozens more, broadcast his massacre on Facebook Live. Facebook was criticized for taking too long to remove the post. The social media company says the shooter would not have been able to stream his attack on its platform ...