After New Zealand Shooting, Lawmaker Wants Assurances from Facebook, Others

Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content. In a letter, Representative Bennie Thompson urged the chief executives of Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which owns YouTube, Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to more swiftly remove content that would spawn political extremism.