Citing the shooting, the NY fund urges a vote on Twitter and Meta directors.


May 23 (Reuters) – New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is calling for a vote against the directors of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc. said that it has not been implemented. Including the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, New York.

In a letter from Reuters to the respective company boards ahead of two events scheduled for May 25, Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees New York’s pension funds, said: report The company did not remove video clips and screenshots of the shooter’s live stream, as well as the racist declaration he was making, from the platform.

These gaps help radicalize individuals and lead to additional social media regulatory demands, DiNapoli writes. He told both boards that “the fund will continue to vote against the director until it demonstrates its ability to successfully oversee the company’s content management policies” and urged other investors to do the same.

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When asked about the letter, a Twitter official said they were taking action, including “deleting videos and media related to the incident, and tweets containing third-party links to declarations and videos of the attack.”

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“It cannot be concluded that the transaction will be closed,” a Dinapoli spokesperson said.

Meta said the shooting was quickly designated as a “terrorist attack” that triggered the removal of the suspect’s account and other material. “We have a team working around the clock to identify, remove and block shooting-related offending content throughout the meta,” said Meta in a statement sent by a spokesperson.

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Report by Ross Kerber in Boston Edited by Chris Reese

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