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Buffalo gunman clips proliferate on social media following Twitch removal

Following Saturday’s horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, online platforms like Facebook, TikTok and Twitter are seemingly struggling to prevent various versions of the gunman’s livestream from proliferating on their platforms. The shooter, an 18-year-old white male, attempted to broadcast the entire attack on Twitch using a GoPro Hero 7 Black. The company told Engadget it took his channel down within two minutes of the violence starting.

“Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against violence of any kind and works swiftly to respond to all incidents,” a Twitch spokesperson said. “The user has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content.”

Despite Twitch’s response, that hasn’t stopped the video from proliferating online. According to New York Times reporter Ryan Mac, one link to a version of the livestream someone used a screen recorder to preserve saw 43,000 interactions. Another Twitter user said they found a Facebook post linking to the video that had been viewed more than 1.8 million times, with an accompanying screenshot suggesting the post did not trigger Facebook’s automated safeguards. A Meta spokesperson told Mac the video violates Facebook’s Community Standards.

Responding to Mac’s Twitter thread, Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz said she found TikTok videos that share accounts and terms Twitter users can search for to view the full video. “Clear the vid is all over Twitter,” she said. We’ve reached out to the company for comment.

Preventing terrorists and violent extremists from disseminating their content online is one of the things Facebook, Twitter and a handful of other tech companies said they would do following the 2019 shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the first 24 hours after that attack, Meta said it removed 1.5 million videos, but clips of the shooting continued to circulate on the platform for more than a month after the event. The company blamed its automated moderation tools for the failure, noting they had a hard time detecting the footage because of the way in which it was filmed. "This was a first-person shooter video, one where we have someone using a GoPro helmet with a camera focused from their perspective of shooting," Neil Potts, Facebook’s public policy director, told British lawmakers at the time.

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A Musk-led Twitter is the reality check the media industry needs to mend its ways, as harsh it may sound. It’s time to wake up from the honeymoon phase.
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Why kids are getting addicted to digital media

A new study found that children’s media use has grown more in the last two years than in the four years prior.
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Google Discover continues to blend with social media, rumored to pick up a likes counter

Google has long flirted with the idea of their own successful social media network. Obviously Google+ began and ended as a terrible dumpster fire (we did at least get Google Photos out of it, to be fair) but they’ve also thrown in a few social media type features into their other products over the years. […]

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Starbucks pauses all social media ads over hate speech concerns

Starbucks is joining the chorus of major brands withdrawing ads from social networks to highlight complaints about online hate speech. The coffee chain announced it would “pause” ads on all social networking platforms, not just Facebook, while it hel…
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[Deal] Roku’s Premiere 4K HDR Media Streamer is down to just £30

With many of us in lockdown and resorting to binge-watching our favorite movies and shows on services such as Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney+, having a quality media streaming device is essential. Roku is a trusted brand when it comes to adding smart services to your television and today its popular Premiere 4K HDR box […]

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[Deal] Corsair’s all-in-one media keyboard for the new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro is on sale right now

The Corsair K83 isn’t designed like a typical Corsair keyboard. It’s not meant to sit at a desk, or take up a ton of space for a huge workstation. Instead, it takes Corsair’s peripheral experience and puts it front-and-center of your living room. It’s a perfect companion to the newly released NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, […]

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Google thinks it’s a good idea to try and make another social media network

Google’s favorite pastime is apparently making social media networks that are doomed to fail, and it’s been a few years since they’ve introduced a new one. Their latest is called Shoelace, and it’s trying to be really social. This is clearly something that Google struggles to do well, but sure the 3rd 9th time is […]

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Google opens Android infotainment system to third-party media apps

Now that Google has a full-fledged car infotainment platform in Android Automotive, it's opening the door to apps built for that platform. As of Google I/O, developers will have the power to create media apps for Android Automotive-equipped cars lik…
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Australia’s new law threatens social media companies with jail, fines

Australia's controversial bill that seeks to punish social networks and any other hosting service for failing to remove violent content from their platforms is now a law. The country's politicians drafted the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material bil…
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[TA Deals] Master social media marketing with this discounted bundle! (97% off!)

Social media marketing can be tricky to do well, especially if you don’t have much prior experience. Fortunately, if you’re planning on getting into it or if you need to give your brand a much-needed boost, Talk Android Deals is offering a bundle with a cool discount to help you out. The bundle includes 28 […]

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Google Assistant learns a few new tricks for media lovers

Google Assistant is an always-growing product, and whether you’re using it on your phone or with one of Google’s smart speakers, that means you’re constantly getting new features added to the platform. The latest set of new things your personal assistant can do will make it just a little bit easier to wake up in […]

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Best apps for casting media

After you’ve decided on picking up your very own Chromecast, it’s time to find out and download some different apps that support casting, so you can get started and test it out on your TV. That’s why we’ve listed some of our essential TV-casting apps, to recommend a variety of our favorites. Whether you’re looking […]

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Plex Cloud lets you dump your home media server

Thanks to streaming, physical formats like CDs and Blu-rays aren't as popular than they once were. Some people choose to sign up for a monthly subscription like Netflix or Spotify, while others take the DIY approach. For many years, Plex has helped p…
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Spontime is a social media network that helps you to spend less time on social media

Social media has taken over our lives — many prefer to spend more time on social media than they do fostering relationships in real life. Spontime, aimed at sparking real-life interactions, is here to change that.

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Happy birthday, Oprah! 13 gifts worthy of the ‘queen of all media’

Oprah Winfrey celebrates her 62nd birthday on January 29. If you want to know what to buy her, the media mogul and tastemaker has a few tech options from the “favorites” list for you to consider.

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The Met Office wants you to name UK storms on social media

Britain has never experienced weather conditions on the level of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy. Even so, the island nation is prone to the occasional storm, and to raise awareness the Met Office and Met Eireann, the Irish Meterological Servi…
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