Alexandra Ma, provided by Published 6:15 am CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 AP Photo/Nick Perry New Zealand officially banned the 74-page, racist manifesto written by the suspected gunman behind the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch on March 15. Anyone found to possess the manifesto could face up to ten years in prison, and those caught distributing it could face up to 14 years in prison. The country's chief censor said he is treating the document like ISIS propaganda, which is also banned. The country has already banned the possession and distribution of the 17-minute livestream of the attacks. Experts say the ban could backfire and risk making the gunman look like a martyr, and the document "forbidden fruit." New Zealand officially banned the manifesto written by the man accused of killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch earlier this month, as well as the livestream of the attacks. Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is suspected of carrying out the … [Read more...] about New Zealand made it illegal for anyone to download or share the Christchurch shooter’s manifesto
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By Washington Post PUBLISHED: March 24, 2019 at 12:30 am | UPDATED: March 24, 2019 at 7:39 am By Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg, (c) 2019, The Washington Post As most of the world condemned last week’s mass shooting in New Zealand, a contrary story line emerged on 8chan, the online message board where the alleged shooter had announced the attack and urged others to continue the slaughter. “who should i kill?” one anonymous poster wrote. “I have never been this happy,” wrote another. “I am ready. I want to fight.” To experts in online extremism, the performance echoed another brand of terrorism – that carried out by Islamic militants who have long used the Web to mobilize followers and incite violence. Their tone, tactics and propaganda were eerily similar. The biggest difference was their ambitions: a white-supremacist uprising, instead of a Muslim caliphate. As Facebook, YouTube and other tech companies raced to contain the sounds and … [Read more...] about 8chan looks like a terrorist recruiting site after the New Zealand shooting. Should the government treat it like one?
Platforms including 4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak hosted footage of the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people last week. In response, a number of internet service providers in Australia temporarily blocked sites that hosted the videos. “We believe it’s the right thing to do, out of respect to the victims of this atrocity and their loved ones, to help stop the further sharing of this disturbing video,” Vodafone Australia said. Facebook and Google have also been scrambling to halt the spread of the video over the past few days. Internet service providers in Australia blocked platforms including 4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak after the sites were found hosting footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings that killed 50 people last week. Vodafone Australia, TPG, Telstra, and Optus blocked various combinations of sites including 4chan, 8chan, LiveLeak, Voat, Zero Hedge, and KiwiFarms in the wake of the attacks, Kotaku reported Australian internet users as … [Read more...] about 4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak blocked by Australian internet providers for hosting the livestream of New Zealand mosque shootings
By Niharika Mandhana WSJ Patience Haggin WSJ Sun., March 17, 2019 As Facebook and YouTube work to take down videos of Friday’s terrorist killings that left 50 dead in New Zealand, white supremacists are finding new ways to keep the content alive. Video attributed to the alleged shooter, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, broadcast the Christchurch mosque attack live on Facebook, with images of men, women and children being gunned down. The video spread quickly via popular sites like YouTube—and then kept popping up in other parts of the internet even as mainstream sites tried to delete it. Those other places include 8chan, an online message board that describes itself as “the darkest reaches of the internet.” Users can post images or discussions anonymously, and anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic material is widespread on the site. On a number of threads created Saturday, unnamed people shared the video and linked to archived versions. New Zealand … [Read more...] about New Zealand Massacre Video Clings to the Internet’s Dark Corners
Measure to improve internet service backedThe Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines and other groups have supported the Open Access in Data Transmission bill or Senate Bill (SB) 1762, saying the measure would give the local telecommunications industry improved “competition, innovation and a level playing field.” In a statement over the weekend, the JFC, local businesses and civil society groups backed the passage of the measure, seen to improve internet services in the country. The bill, they said, opens the sector for more service providers, pushing the sharing of infrastructure and resources among telco players and improving “access, affordability and quality of transmission services.” Allowing more telco players to set up transmission services is also necessary to expand internet access across the country for inclusive development, they said. SB 1763 also outlines a data services regulatory framework that matches how the internet works, they added, … [Read more...] about Measure to improve internet service backed