Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island… Read More Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

Facebook set to place restrictions on who can go live following New Zealand massacre

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday the company was looking to place restrictions on who can go live on its platform based on certain criteria in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. The company will monitor who can go ‘Live’ on Facebook depending on factors such as prior community standard violations,… Read More Facebook set to place restrictions on who can go live following New Zealand massacre

French Muslim group files lawsuit against Facebook, YouTube over footage of Christchurch massacre

One of the main groups representing Muslims in France said on Monday it was suing Facebook and YouTube, accusing them of inciting violence by allowing the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said the companies had disseminated material that encouraged terrorism, and harmed… Read More French Muslim group files lawsuit against Facebook, YouTube over footage of Christchurch massacre

Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand’s mass mosque shootings on the country’s immigration program. The footage, shared widely on social media, showed Senator Fraser Anning being approached from behind at a political event on Saturday, before having an egg… Read More Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the… Read More Dozens killed, injured following terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand