Thai soldier goes rogue; kills at least 20 in shooting spree Watch
I don't see how they can do somethign though. Social media companies are scapegoated in events like this, but how do you propose they stop this? I know the Counter Terrorism unit of the Met Police in London actually filmed their training videos and sent them to facebook to train their AI to stop them and shut them down. But then a video that is innocent, eg, airsoft or something could be taken down. By the time these things are streamed it is already too late.
They never seem to kill as many as you'd expect in attacks like this. Although, any number is sad, obviously. I guess people can generally get away in large open areas like that with multiple exits. The attack in Paris a while back at the Bataclan was probably the only time recently where the death toll has shocked me a little. I think 9/11 set the bar pretty high for terror-related shock. Smaller attacks are just a part of everyday life nowadays.
Bataclan, without going into too much detail, would have been much easier to kill lots of people, confined area etc, from what i've read this was a 7 storey shopping centre. probably less enclosed and obviously a machine gun doesn't have great range.
You still run into the problem of being able to counter such streams in real time as opposed to ex post facto. Equally, as the other user noted, theres the issue of casting the net too wide and snaring all sorts of mundane and inoffensive content. That is to say its a damn tricky thing for our lords on high at fb et al.
I mean to a point you're right but at the same time, in ones view, it seems somewhat unrealistic at present. Never mind the fact it is both impractical and damaging in its own right to wrap kids up in cotton wool like that. After all, its an unpleasant world and they should know that (plus its not exactly hard to find such stuff anywhere else on the internet).