The US House Homeland Security Committee is asking CEOs from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to prioritize the quick removal of violent terrorist content following posts about the New Zealand mosque shooting last week.
Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, wrote to the tech execs Tuesday, urging them to remove all violent content, including posts by far-right, domestic terrorists.
On Friday, a gunman in Christchurch, New Zealand, opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand as worshippers gathered for prayers.
Even after the social network took down the video and deleted the shooter's account, the clip spread across the internet.
Thompson requested a March 27 briefing before the Committee on Homeland Security regarding the companies' response to the sharing of the video and how they plan to prevent similar incidents.
NEWS After the NZMosqueShootings, & the shooter's concurrent live-stream of the attacks, Chairman @BennieGThompson wrote to tech CEOs urging them to prioritize immediate removal of violent terrorist content, including that of far-right, domestic terrorists.Full letter pic.twitter.com/kyWiPjiZNM