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The mass shooting in New Zealand shows how broken social media is

Photo Credit: AP PHOTO/MARK BAKER
by Will Knight

A gunman live-streamed the murder of dozens of innocents in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday—and the world got a terrible reminder of how flawed existing social-media policies and algorithms are for policing violent and offensive content.

In the days before the shooting, the perpetrator apparently boasted of his plans and posted an online manifesto. He then broadcast the horrific act live on Facebook.

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