YouTube said Christchurch mosque massacre in the hours after the attacks, and deleted "hundreds of accounts created to promote or glorify the shooter." YouTube in the 24 hours after the attack was unprecedented both in scale and speed, at times as fast as one video per second, "to spokesperson for the company said in a statement tweeted by CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy. The Washington Post reports Monday that the company crisis management team worked through the night to provide the most up-to-date upload of gruesome footage, which was intentionally repackaged with the company's detection software.
Eventually, the Posts reports, YouTube took the first step of disabling human review and software detection, pulling the option to search for "recently posted" videos. "The Company's Chief Product Officer Told The" Posts, adding that "this incident has shown that, especially in the case of more viral videos like this one, there is more work to be done."