French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over live broadcast of New Zealand attack video
London, March 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The French Council of the Muslim Faith said Monday that it was suing internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre
The council said it was suing the French branches of the two tech giants for “broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor,” according to the complaint, a copy of which was seen by AFP
At least 49 people were killed after shooters opened fire in two mosques in a terrorist attack described as “an unprecedented act of violence”.
A witness said a man was carrying an automatic rifle when he entered a mosque in Deans Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The suspected white supremacist – identified as 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant – detailed his plans to murder worshipers in two packed mosques in a chilling document called “The Great Replacement”.
The evil far right-wing terrorist revealed in the document how he was inspired by Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 in a 2011 attack.
He described himself as an “ordinary white man born in Australia to a working class, low-income family” – including parents “of Scottish, Irish and English stock” – who “decided to take a stand to ensure a future of my people”