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The Media Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Cover Acts of Violence

After mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques, British news organizations received backlash for publishing the shooter’s manifesto and video of the attacks.
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By the time the news of mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, spread around the world, the effort to remove materials left behind by a suspect in the terror attack online was already well under way.

Social-media sites including , , and said they were removing footage of the attack, which was broadcast live to Facebook, from their platforms. Accounts associated with the suspected perpetrators were suspended, and copies of the public not to share the content.

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