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French Muslim group sues Facebook, Youtube over Christchurch footage streaming

FILE PHOTO: A woman reacts at a make shift memorial outside the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su PARIS (Reuters) – The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), a leading representative of Muslims in France, on Monday said it was suing Facebook and YouTube after footage of the Christchurch massacre was streamed on their platforms. The mass-shooting at two mosques in New Zealand was livestreamed by the attacker through his Facebook profile for 17 minutes. A few hours after the attack, footage from the…

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Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Image copyright PA Social media companies have been told to “clean up their platforms” or be prepared to face the “force of the law” by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook. Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: “Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast.” The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes. Despite the original video being taken…

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Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChristchurch was put into lockdown as events unfolded A gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring 20 more. As he did so, he filmed the entire crime and live-streamed it directly to Facebook. What ensued was an exhausting race for social media pages to take the footage down, as it was replicated seemingly endlessly and shared widely in the wake of the attack. And through social media, it found its way onto the front…

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India Pakistan: Footage appears to show downed Indian jet

Pakistan’s air force says it has shot down two of India’s fighter planes, and captured a pilot, in an escalation of the long-standing tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations over Kashmir. India says it has lost one MiG-21 fighter jet and demanded the safe return of the aircraft’s pilot. It also says the Indian Air Force shot down a Pakistani fighter – a claim that Pakistan denies. Source link

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Netflix’s Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix used footage of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster Bird Box, a horror film starring Sandra Bullock. Streaming service Netflix has confirmed it used stock footage of a real-life rail disaster in the film Bird Box. Netflix will not be removing the brief clip from Canada’s Lac-Megantic tragedy used early in the film to depict a fictional news story about an apocalyptic scenario. Over 40 people were killed in 2013 when a train carrying crude oil derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic. Dozens of…

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Boy chases puppy-thief in CCTV footage

CCTV shows the moment a 7-year-old boy’s puppy was snatched as he played with it in the street. Oliwier Pater was playing with his Jack Russell Mela when he was approached by an older boy, his father Adrian said. The boy told Oliwier he was going to take the puppy to a playground, but ran away from him instead. He has since been reunited with his 13-week-old puppy after an anonymous tip-off but the identity of the culprit remains unknown. Source link

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Caught on dashcam: Drivers’ footage leads to prosecutions

Dashcam footage sent to police has led to hundreds of motorists being fined and prosecuted in court over the last year in Wales. As well as crashes, dangerous driving and using a phone behind the wheel, two motorists were caught on camera driving with dogs riding on their laps. Operation Snap was rolled out across Wales to process footage being offered to police to combat “bad driving”. More than 2,300 dashcam films were sent in, with action in more than 630 cases. Source link

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Corrie Mckeague: Police trace man on CCTV footage

Image caption Corrie Mckeague’s mother said the CCTV footage showed her son “did not go in the bin” A man captured on CCTV and believed by missing Corrie Mckeague’s mother to be her son has identified himself to detectives, police have said. Police viewed the footage during their investigation into the airman’s disappearance from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016. His mother Nicola Urquhart said the public would be “horrified” to see it, as it cast doubt on the police theories over her son’s whereabouts. Police said the man…

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Jim Donegan: Police release school murder gunman footage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We took our coats off and put them round the car” Police investigating the murder of a man outside a west Belfast school have released CCTV footage of the gunman before and after the shooting. Jim Donegan, 43, was shot in his car as he waited for his 13-year-old son near St Mary’s Grammar School on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference in Belfast on Wednesday, Det Ch Insp Peter Montgomery of the PSNI described it as a “barbaric assassination”. Footage of…

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