Erica Flores

The response to the deadly mass shooting in Christchurch, New …

Limiting the spread of an attack designed to go viral.


Verge staff

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On Friday, a man posted a 73-page racist manifesto and killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a video that he subsequently posted on various social media platforms.

The attack was designed to go viral, with tons of referrals used to quickly get attention online. Since then, various platforms have taken steps to limit the spread of alleged shooters’ videos and raised questions about the role social media plays in spreading hateful messages.

Follow through on all the updates after the attack.