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Reddit acts against hate channels following New Zealand mosque attack

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After the deadly mosque attack in New Zealand, is following the footsteps of other to act against users on its platform supporting the notorious act.

has banned two subreddits, r/watchpeopledie and r/Gore for hosting links to videos of the Christchurch shooting, Engadget reported.

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 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.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 19:08 IST