/Pressure Mounts on Facebook to Police Users’ Content

Pressure Mounts on Facebook to Police Users’ Content

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand—Pressure on Facebook is mounting following a live stream of the New Zealand mosque massacre, with the nation’s leader calling for an overhaul of the country’s social-media laws and her Australian counterpart proposing criminal penalties for companies that are slow to remove such content.

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a local TV show Tuesday that she was looking for “meaningful change” to the country’s social-media laws and needed time to work out proposals. In neighboring Australia,…