Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

16 March, 2019, 04:24 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Mass shooting at mosque in Christchurch

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described one alleged gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an "extremist, right-wing" terrorist.

Four people, including one woman, have been arrested by New Zealand authorities; the primary shooter Brenton Tarrant broadcast the attack at Al-Nour Mosque live on social media, and posted a link to an 87-page manifesto that was filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations for an attack.

While platforms including Twitter and YouTube said they moved fast to remove the content, users reported it was still widely available hours after being first uploaded to the alleged shooter's Facebook account.

"We believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence", she said on Friday.

As for the suspects, Ardern said, "these are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand".

Here is what we know about the attack. At the time of writing, the official death toll stands at 49. Police said multiple fatalities had occurred at two mosques, but it was unclear how many attackers were involved.

Police have warned worshippers not to visit mosques "anywhere in New Zealand". Two other men and one woman were detained nearby and firearms seized, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

Police also recovered suspected IEDs found attached to the attackers´ vehicles which were made safe by the military.

Pewdiepie tweets condolences after new zealand shooting
PewDiePie reacts to one of the New Zealand shooter calling him out on Facebook. PewDiePie Twitter

Just before the alleged gunman opened fire, he urged viewers to subscribe to the popular YouTube channel PewDiePie, which itself has been criticized for posting offensive footage in the past. "They have no place in New Zealand".

Some Hollywood liberals reacted to Thursday's mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, by blaming President Donald Trump. He issued a tweet Friday, offering his sympathy and best wishes to the country after 49 people were killed and dozens were injured in what's being considered a terrorist attack.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the terror attacks in New Zealand on Friday.

She pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

People comfort each other after a mass shooting targeting two Christchurch mosques.

According to CNN, 41 people were killed at the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, 7 died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and 1 died from their injuries in hospital. "They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not". "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch", he wrote.

Many of those who were killed or injured may be migrants to New Zealand, even refugees, she said.

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