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Facebook wrote to Varadkar over mosque massacre footage

Irish arm of social media giant told the Taoiseach it had done everything possible to quickly remove footage of gun attack at New Zealand mosque

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

1st March, 2020
Armed police in Christchurch after the lone gunman’s attack on two mosques. He streamed the first 17 minutes of the attack on Facebook

Facebook’s Irish arm wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last year to reassure him that it had done everything possible to ensure video footage of the New Zealand mosque attack had been removed from the site as quickly as possible.

A total of 51 people were murdered at two separate mosques by a lone gunman in the city of Christchurch on March 15 of last year. The gunman broadcast the first 17 minutes of...

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