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Reddit penalises channels showing live videos of Christchurch shooting


Devdiscourse News Desk california New Zealand
Updated: 16-03-2019 19:46 IST
Reddit penalises channels showing live videos of Christchurch shooting

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After the deadly mosque attack in New Zealand, Reddit is following the footsteps of other social networking services to act against users on its platform supporting the notorious act. Reddit has banned two subreddits, r/watch people die and r/Gore for hosting links to videos of the Christchurch shooting, Engadget reported.

Reddit posted a note saying the removal of the channels is due to violation of the policy against content glorifying or encouraging violence. On Friday, shootings at two Christchurch mosques left 49 people dead. The attack was live streamed on social media, prompting tech giants including Facebook and YouTube to pull down the videos, remove the associated accounts, and stop the spread of the 17-minute-long violent act on the internet.

COUNTRY : New Zealand United States

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