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

The council said it was suing the French branches of the two tech giants for broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism

AFP | PTI  |  Paris 

New Zealand mosque shooting
Demonstrators perform prayers for the people killed during the mosque attacks in New Zealand, during a protest in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, March 16, 2019. AP/PTI

The (CFCM) said Monday that it was suing internet giants and for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.

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.

First Published: Mon, March 25 2019. 18:35 IST
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