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Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2019-03-16 02:28:41
Digital Liberty []

Editorial judgment, often flawed, is not only possible. It’s necessary.

The scale and speed of the digital world obviously complicates that immensely. But saying, in essence, “we can’t help it” and “that’s not our job” are not acceptable answers.

Friday’s massacre should force the major platforms — which are really media companies, though they don’t want to admit it — to get serious. []

"The New Zealand shooter was able to livestream a 17-minute video of his murderous rampage that continues to spread like wildfire online. This is flatly unacceptable. Tech companies must take all steps possible to prevent something like this from happening again," Khera said.

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