Social media Twitter to YouTube removed videos related to the shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Quoted from ABC News, this action was taken because the video was deemed to violate the rules regarding violent content.
After the tragedy, the video of Shinzo Abe’s shooting and the discovery of the weapon used by the suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, was widely circulated on social media.
In addition, some content shows before and after the incident or the entire incident of the shooting.
Twitter said it was in the process of registering “violent content” related to the shooting of Shinzo Abe “by proactively removing material that violates the rules”.
Including providing restrictions on videos that are considered sensitive, such as content that shows violence.
Twitter also urged users to report potentially sensitive material related to the shooting of Shinzo Abe.
So that Twitter can take action.
FYI, a few hours after the Shinzo Abe shooting happened, videos related to the tragedy were very easy to find.
The same policy was also implemented by Meta (Facebook) by removing videos showing the time of Shinzo Abe’s shooting.
Then Meta will deactivate any Facebook or Instagram accounts that share similar videos.
“We (Meta) are deeply saddened and shocked by the death of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe,” he said.
“We do not tolerate any form of violence on our platform.”
“To continue to make our platform a safe place to connect, we will remove all forms of violent content related to the incident (Shinzo Abe shooting),” he added.
Meanwhile, YouTube revealed that its system had found several videos related to the attack from “authoritative sources” such as mass media.
The video findings are in the form of recordings that have been shared and rebroadcast on the relevant mass media channels.
YouTube has also confirmed that in reference to its findings, it will remove all forms of videos that break the rules, including removing violent content.
The short video sharing app TikTok is also working to identify content, accounts and hashtags related to the Shinzo Abe shooting incident.
If it is found, TikTok will delete the content and block the account it shared.
Previously reported by Tribunnews, Shinzo Abe was shot during a speech in Nara City, Japan on Friday (8/7/2022).
The gunman was Tetsuya Yamagami, a former officer of the Maritime Self-Defense Force.
As a result of the shooting, Shinzo Abe died a few hours later.
As for the motive for the shooting, Tetsuya admitted that Shinzo Abe was the cause of his mother’s bankruptcy because the former four-year-old Japanese prime minister was involved with a religious group.
This is what makes Tetsuya’s motive to end Shinzo Abe’s life, quoted by Reuters.
Unfortunately, the local Japanese media did not know the name of the religious group Tetsuya was referring to and Shinzo Abe was following.
As for the attack carried out, Tetsuya admitted that he had planned months in advance.
He even took the time to attend Shinzo Abe’s campaigns, including one held 200 kilometers from the crime scene (TKP).
However, according to Tetsuya, he had previously planned to kill Shinzo Abe by carrying out a bomb attack before choosing to use homemade weapons.