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Facebook has announced that it's considering placing some restrictions on users ability to broadcast live video on the platform in the wake of new Zealand's Christchurch massacre the gunman had live stream to the killing of fifty people on the social media platform thousands attended this memorial service on Friday , chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says in a written statement that the company is now considering restrictions that would depend on factors including whether a user has previously violated Facebook's community standards code of conduct which governs what people can and cannot post but it's not clear if the Christchurch gunmen had previous violations on the record Facebook has reportedly declined to divulge that information due to ongoing police efforts I have a responsibility Facebook's announcement comes as Australia considers a new law that would put social media executives like Sandburg behind bars up to three years in prison if their companies fail to quickly remove violent material companies would also be fined a whopping ten percent of their global revenue under the proposed legislation earlier this week Facebook band white supremacist material from its services the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand were carried out by a suspected white supremacist