22-year-old arrested for allegedly sharing video of New Zealand mosque massacre

A 22-year-old New Zealand man has reportedly been arrested for distributing video of an attack Friday at two mosques in the country that left 50 people dead.

ABC News reported Sunday that the man, who has not been identified by authorities, will be charged under the Films Videos and Publications Classification Act and is scheduled to appear Monday in court.

{mosads}A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection to the shootings at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid in Christchurch. In addition to the 50 people who died, dozens more were injured.

Mia Garlick, a spokesperson for Facebook New Zealand, told ABC News that the social media company removed 1.5 million videos of the attack within the first 24 hours of the shooting occurring.

Police said in a statement that is illegal “to distribute or possess an objectionable publication.”

“We would like to remind people that it is an offence to distribute or possess an objectionable publication (under the Films Videos and Publications Classifications Act 1993), which carries a penalty of imprisonment,” New Zealand police said in the statement, according to ABC News.

“The live stream video of the shootings in Christchurch has been classified by the Chief Censor’s Office as objectionable,” they added added. 


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