16 May 2022

Global Internet Forum responds to Buffalo shooting

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 16 May 2022

A global network set up to quell the spread of manifestly violent online videos has shown its worth in the wake of the horrific killing of 10 people in Buffalo, New York.

A teenager has been charged with first degree murder following the shootings at a grocery store.

He livestreamed his actions to a social media platform, triggering a response from the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism - a body that became beefed up in the wake of the 2019 Christchuch Mosque shootings.

Internet New Zealand chief executive Andrew Cushen spoke to Susie Ferguson.