Admission comes two days after Facebook and YouTube initially defended responses to live stream of shooting

Facebook has released more details of its response to the Christchurch terrorist attack, including the extraordinary admission that it did not deal with the attacker’s live stream as quickly as it could have, because it was not reported to the social network as a video of “suicide”.

The company has a system called “accelerated review” when a complaint is raised over a live stream or video which flags it as an urgent priority. But on Thursday the company acknowledged that this process to date has only been activated on footage where suicide is reported.

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