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The tech giant said there would be a "one-strike policy" banning those who violate new Facebook Live rules.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the measures a "good first step".

In March the gunman live-streamed the attacks in New Zealand, where 51 people died.

Ms Ardern is chairing the summit with French President Emmanuel Macron. It aims to co-ordinate international efforts to stop social media being used to organise and promote terrorism.

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Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr," said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference.

His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken to take the clip offline.

About an hour before the event got underway, police had revealed that the murder suspect had killed himself.

Steve Stephens had been the subject of a national manhunt.

Facebook Live 'sex assault': Boy, 14, arrested in Chicago

The boy faces charges of aggravated criminal assault and manufacturing and disseminating child pornography. He was not named because of his age.

The girl was allegedly assaulted by five or six males last month.

Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police.

A teenager had alerted a relative of the girl's, Reginald King, to the assault.

"There were adults who saw this. None of them had the wherewithal to say, 'Hey, I gotta call someone'," Mr King said.

Three arrested in Sweden over 'gang rape' on Facebook Live

The alleged crime took place in an apartment in Uppsala, a city about 50 miles north of the capital, Stockholm.

In a statement, the Uppsala County police said they were alerted at 8:24am Sunday.

"This rape was broadcast live on a Facebook group and numerous people have been in touch regarding seeing this broadcast," they said.

Millions duped by Facebook Live video

In the same vein as the "live" space walk that wasn't live - broadcast on 26 October on the social network - a video of a sky-high maintenance job has racked up over six million views.

The Facebook pages for Interestinate and USA Viral this afternoon each posted a video claiming to be of a lightbulb being changed at the top of a 1,999ft (609m) tower.

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You are not watching a live feed from space

The pictures are certainly stunning - astronauts in space suits apparently working outside the ISS against the background of the blue orb of the Earth.

Huge numbers have watching and commented on the feeds. Some 17m people viewed the "live" on Unilad's Facebook page and another 26m people watched four hours of footage on Viral USA's page.

Facebook doubles down on its strategy for Live


To inspire even more people to use it, the social network on Friday unleashed a marketing campaign complete with billboards and a series of TV spots. The ads include video from Facebook Live broadcasts, all taken on phones. (Facebook only recently rolled out Live for desktop.)

Actress Shailene Woodley arrested during pipeline protest

Her arrest at a construction site happened as she was broadcasting the protest, which involved more than 200 people, on Facebook Live.

Police say she was one of 27 people arrested on charges of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.

The Dakota Access pipeline project has drawn huge protests.

Native Americans have halted its construction in North Dakota, saying it will desecrate sacred land and damage the environment.