Tech platforms should fight Islamophobia the way they fought ISIS

Tech 21-3-2019 The Verge 18
Mourners attend the funeral of a victim of the Christchurch terrorist attack at Memorial Park Cemetery on March 20th in Christchurch, New Zealand.

After last week’s horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand, early commentary focused on how the shootings at two Christchurch shootings seemed to be purpose-built for spreading on social media. “A mass shooting of, and for, the internet,” Kevin Roose called it in the New York Times:

The details that have emerged about the Christchurch shooting — at least 49 were killed in an attack on two mosques — are horrifying. But a surprising thing about it is how unmistakably online the violence was, and how aware the shooter on the videostream appears to have been about how his act would be viewed and interpreted by distinct internet subcultures.

In some ways, it felt like a first — an internet-native mass shooting, conceived and produced...

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