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Buffalo shooting livestream yanked in under 2 minutes, Twitch says - but critics say not fast enough

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NEW YORK (AP) - Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years.

It's just not clear they're moving quickly enough.Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others — most of them Black — in a "racially motivated violent extremist" shooting in Buffalo Saturday, he live-streamed the attack to the gaming platform Twitch, which is owned by Amazon.

It didn’t stay there long; a Twitch spokesperson said it removed the video in less than two minutes.That's considerably faster than the 17 minutes Facebook needed to take down a similar video streamed by a self-described white supremacist who killed 51 people in two New Zealand mosques in 2019.

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