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Fewer than 200 People Watched the New Zealand Massacre Live. A Hateful Group Helped It Reach Millions


Christchurch mosque

A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday, where one of two mass shootings occurred.

Credit: Vincent Yu/AP

As the New Zealand gunman live-streamed the massacre onto Facebook, fewer than 200 people watched. The social network said its moderators removed it sometime after a user first reported it as troubling, 29 minutes after the stream began.

From The Washington Post
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