French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over New Zealand mosque attack video 

The internet giants were sued for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.

Published: 25th March 2019 07:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2019 07:42 PM   |  A+A-

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

PARIS: The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) 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 this month.

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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.

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