The mosque shooting in New Zealand emerged from the same toxic corner of the internet that fuelled massacres in Pittsburgh, Quebec City and Toronto.
“We don’t let racism exist because racism breeds extremism,” New Zealand PM Jessica Ardern told students.
Facebook says 4,000 people watched the original New Zealand mosque shooting video, but others have re-uploaded it millions of times.
The gunman’s desire for infamy was made clear by the fact that he left behind a convoluted 74-page manifesto before Friday’s massacre and livestreamed footage of his attack on the Al Noor mosque.
The suspected gunman in New Zealand’s mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on Monday.
Police said Sunday that a 22-year-old man has been charged under New Zealand’s Films Videos and Publications Classification Act, under which is it an offence to possess “an objectionable publication.”
Images captured by media outlets during that court appearance are blurred or pixated due to a order from the judge who presided over Brenton Tarrant’s hearing.