3 Dec 2019

Tech companies meet in Wellington over terror livestreams

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 3 December 2019

Global tech companies and international officials are meeting in Wellington today to test how fast they can take down a livestream like the Christchurch mosque attack video.

After the March 15 shootings, tech giants - including Google and Facebook - designed a protocol setting out what they'd do.

Over the next two days 120 people from around the world are seeing how well that protocol will work.

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the managing director of YouTube in the Asia Pacific, Gautam Anand, will be at the workshop.

Ross Young is the manager of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Google in New Zealand.