FILE PHOTO: A woman reacts at a make-shift memorial outside the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand 23 March 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
PARIS (Reuters) – The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), a leading representative of the Muslims in France, on Monday said it is suing Facebook and YouTube after images of the Christchurch massacre was streamed on their platforms.
The mass-shooting at two mosques in New Zealand is online to be seen by the attacker via his Facebook profile for 17 minutes.
A few hours after the attack, images of the flow can still be found on Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc YouTube, as well as Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp.
Abdallah Zekri, president of the observatory of Islamophobia in the CFCM confirmed the legal complaint.
Reporting by Julie Carriat; writing by Richard Lough; editing by John Irish