The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) announced Monday it was suing Facebook and YouTube after footage of the Christchurch massacre was livestreamed. According to the complaint, CFCM said it was suing the companies 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.” The shooter livestreamed his March 15 attack on two mosques on Facebook for 17 minutes. For hours after the attack, the footage could still be found across Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The video was also widely shared on Facebook-owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook and YouTube have faced increasing criticism for their struggle to stop the spread of white-supremacist content.
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