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Facebook Implements New Livestreaming Rules to Fight Terror

Facebook introduces new livestream rules which will ban users for a certain period of time, potentially 30 days, if they violate certain policies.

The tech giant implemented the new rules Wednesday which will prohibit individuals from streaming if they spread terrorist propaganda and violate Facebook’s “most serious policies.”

Facebook is expected to expand upon what additional policies will be incorporated into the stricter rules within the next few weeks.

Those guilty of violating the policies will also be barred from buying ads, according to Facebook’s new one-strike policy.

The social media company is also expected to invest $7.5 million in an effort to sharpen its video detection strategies.

The move comes just two months after a deadly massacre at a mosque in New Zealand was live streamed online.

The decision was made as countries around the world join a global push to limit the spread of terrorist content on the internet.

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