So facebook on monday published a blog post further explaining what really went on, on the day of the New Zealand shooting. They said the live video was viewed fewer than 200 times. After the livestream ended, the video was viewed a further 3,800 times before being taken down.
According to facebook the video was never reported by anybody when it was being streamed until the first report came 12 minutes after the broadcast ended, 29 minutes after it began. But one Jared Holt, a reporter for Right Wing Watch, has come out to challenge their report saying that he reported the video mid-way into the attack.
In a tweet holt said “I was sent a link to the 8chan post by someone who was scared shortly after it was posted. I followed the Facebook link shared in the post. It was mid-attack and it was horrifying. I reported it, Either Facebook is lying or their system wasn’t functioning properly.”
Facebook has not commented on the report yet, all it said was that it removed 1.5 million versions of the video uploaded to it platform.