Facebook law enforcement takedowns quadrupled in six months because of a school shooting video


Facebook law enforcement takedowns quadrupled in six months because of a school shooting video
Facebook law enforcement takedowns quadrupled in six months because of a school shooting video

Facebook today launched its transparency document for the first half 2017, in a normal disclosure from the corporate that provides data on when Facebook complies with legal requests.

the corporate restricted the video 20,506 instances

At a look, there are some small shifts. the company notes that requests for information on money owed was up 21 %. way to latest regulation, the company is also now in a position to expose the existence of 5 nationwide safety letters, a notorious instrument utilized by US legislation enforcement to quietly obtain information on individuals. For the primary time, the company says, it’s additionally releasing data on requests associated with highbrow property.

But one eye-popping statistic from the report stands proud. in line with Facebook, the company restricted video of a faculty taking pictures in Mexico 20,506 occasions after receiving a request from Mexican regulation enforcement. In context, that number is massive: the company best limited content for violating native regulation a total of about 28,000 instances, meaning the video accounted for SEVENTY TWO percent of restrictions in the first 1/2 2017. in the 2d 1/2 2016, against this, the company best limited content material about 7,000 occasions — meaning takedown requests quadrupled within the class. In Mexico, right through that very same 2016 duration, Fb agreed to restrict content material simplest 25 occasions.

The video confirmed the January shooting at an individual faculty in the city of Monterrey, the place a 15-year-antique pupil shot and injured four others before killing himself. Facebook did not divulge details of the video, however at the time, reports indicated that a surveillance video of the shooting used to be circulating on social media.

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