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TECH 26 Mar 2019 | 8:16 AM

Popular NZ website seeks comments detox after Christchurch attack

New Zealand’s largest news website, Stuff, cracked down on reader comments March 26 after the Christchurch mosque massacre sparked debate about how the media handles online hate.

TECH 18 Mar 2019 | 7:43 AM

Facebook scrubs 1.5 million Christchurch attack videos but criticism goes viral

Facebook says it removed a staggering 1.5 million videos showing harrowing viral footage of the Christchurch mosque rampage but criticism of social media giants for failing to block images of the “real-time terror attack” is also spreading fast.

YouTube 29 Apr 2019 | 6:00 AM

YouTuber says no more 'Subscribe to PewDiePie' meme after NZ tragedy

YouTube superstar PewDiePie opens up about how the tragic New Zealand shooting has affected him.

TECH 04 Apr 2019 | 4:46 AM

Tech firms face fines, jail over violent content under new Australian laws

Australia will fine social media and web hosting companies up to 10% of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed "expeditiously" under a new law.

TECH 20 Mar 2019 | 8:57 AM

New Zealand burials start as PM urges ‘united front’ on social media

A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on March 20 in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 11:18 AM

Google, Facebook and Twitter put out fake news on Las Vegas massacre

If the bloody massacre in Las Vegas was a test of the ability of Google, Facebook and Twitter to stop fake news, all three failed miserably.

TECH 25 Jul 2016 | 4:51 AM

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM

Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

TECH 17 Dec 2014 | 12:44 PM

Web Wanders: Choose to inspire

Susanna Khoo talks about what’s wise and unwise to do on social media, particularly when tragedy strikes.