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Major terrorist (white supremacist) attack in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 50 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)

Mar 28, 2018
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4 people were taken into custody yesterday.

3 remain in custody including the main shooter.

The 4th was released as having no connection - he seemed to be an armed person aiming to aid police. The other two are being held and investigated to see if they have any direct links to the attack.
Thank you. I saw 4 in custody was still in the title and OP but nothing else since. There's quite a bit to go through here.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Ryan Mac @RMac18

Reddit banned two controversial groups that shared imagery of violent death and gore on Friday after users kept sharing videos of the Christchurch shooting. Critics had no idea why the groups were ever allowed in the first place. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/reddit-bans-groups-death-gore-new-zealand-massacre-video …

7:13 PM - Mar 15, 2019


Jon Passantino @passantino

Murdoch's Sky News Australia has been taken off the air in New Zealand after it broadcast the mosque shooter's disturbing video of the attack

7:14 PM - Mar 15, 2019
 
Oct 25, 2017
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49 people were slaughtered and people still can't fucking take Nazi dogwhistles, "memes", and other shit seriously.

When will you start taking this trash seriously? Yeah, they throw symbols. No, it's not just some joke.
 

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ryan Mac @RMac18

Reddit banned two controversial groups that shared imagery of violent death and gore on Friday after users kept sharing videos of the Christchurch shooting. Critics had no idea why the groups were ever allowed in the first place. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/reddit-bans-groups-death-gore-new-zealand-massacre-video …

7:13 PM - Mar 15, 2019


Jon Passantino @passantino

Murdoch's Sky News Australia has been taken off the air in New Zealand after it broadcast the mosque shooter's disturbing video of the attack

7:14 PM - Mar 15, 2019
A fucking news network showed footage of the shooting on goddamn TV? Holy shit what fucking morons.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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On Thursday night, a Reddit spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that /r/watchpeopledie, where links led to videos of people being executed or hit by cars, was allowed on the site because it provided a service to members — some of whom the company said were medical professionals or first responders — to learn about or cope with death.
Oh yeah, that's why people went to r/watchpeopledie. As an educational experience.

C'mon, reddit.
 
Nov 13, 2017
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Can we extradite this guy to the United States and put him in a prison that will rough him up? I doubt New Zealand prison system are that rough.
 

malik180

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Oct 29, 2017
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Can we extradite this guy to the United States and put him in a prison that will rough him up? I doubt New Zealand prison system are that rough.
Why spend resources on this guy. He is hopeless . He had a smile walking into the court today. Feed a starving child in Africa rather than him.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Wish we could just shoot 1 bullet at him for every victim he wounded and killed .

Such a waste of money and time to keep this idiot still breathing .

If I was a cop I would find it hard not to just put a bullet into him “accidentally”
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Can we extradite this guy to the United States and put him in a prison that will rough him up? I doubt New Zealand prison system are that rough.
In the US? With Trump as president? My friend do you know understand white nationalist have a strong hold in US Jails? This guy would be praised and put in some protective ward in the US. If you really want him to get ravaged, you need to send him to the Middle East and have him live there surrounded in a cell with Muslims living a better life than him for the rest of his life.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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We must not allow this narrative about a "lone wolf" to gain any credibility since it is done by design by white supremacist groups. It removes any sort of culpability from any one specific group or the entire white power movement in general. These are terrorist. Any talk about this being a lone wolf counts as a small victory to the white supremacist movement.

On the importance of leaderless resistance to the domestic terrorism that began in the 1980s.

Leaderless resistance, first of all, made it less important to recruit large numbers of people — because now the movement was focused on smaller, totally committed activists, rather than turning out a bunch of weekend activists for a rally. It made it really important for the activists to have enough in common culturally to understand their shared goals, and that's another place where the narrative of the Vietnam War became very important to them. And it also made it very difficult to prosecute white power violence or to understand it as a social movement, because its actions could be more readily understood and dismissed in both courts and in media portrayals as the acts of one, or a few individuals.

On the myth of the "lone wolf" terrorist — for example, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh

Portraying the Oklahoma City bombing particularly as the work of one, or a few actors worked to totally erase what the country had understood about white power violence before that event. One of the misconceptions is that Timothy McVeigh acted alone or with a few conspirators. But McVeigh — a simple social geography of Timothy McVeigh shows that he was involved in this movement for years before the bombing. So this points to a motivated and ideologically framed attack.

What seems new and alarming in our current moment is not new. These events were covered in the front pages of national newspapers, on morning news magazine shows, and yet, somehow we lost the understanding of this movement, such that the altercation in Charlottesville can seem astonishing to people without this history.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/22/6043...one-wolf-terrorists-are-really-part-of-a-pack
 
Dec 20, 2017
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If I were involved in a mosque anywhere in the US right now I'd be pushing heavily for having a private security staff around anytime there are worshippers present.
Yup this is the only and most realistic solution right now. Eventually there will come a day when western media and governments start doing something about white youth radicalizing online on white supremecist themed social platforms. Eventually they will be forced to but the question is when. This is only the beginning. It's going to get worst and worst so it's best to have a chance against these terrorist.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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As the father of young daughter my heart bleeds for him and his kids. I'd rather take 100 bullets in my body than have a single one touch my daughter. This is pure evil.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Man i missed out on when this went down while serving a ban.

It's jawdropping to me that this guy lives in a complete meme-y world and thinks everything is for the lulz. Never seen this much amount of wanton nihilism. Anders Brevik and others were die-hard, serious Nazi soldiers. This guy is just a bad 4chan post come to life. It's like real life modern Joker. Even that A-OK symbol in the courtroom. God.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioun.
 
Apr 4, 2018
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Man i missed out on when this went down while serving a ban.

It's jawdropping to me that this guy lives in a complete meme-y world and thinks everything is for the lulz. Never seen this much amount of wanton nihilism. Anders Brevik and others were die-hard, serious Nazi soldiers. This guy is just a bad 4chan post come to life. It's like real life modern Joker. Even that A-OK symbol in the courtroom. God.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioun.
Except you’re wrong. This guy is a die hard Nazi soldier. His world view as explained in his manifesto is almost identical to Brievek’s. He’s just coated his lingo with memes and internet edginess. Don’t fall for his games which are meant to make you think he thinks this was all a joke. This is what Nazis do now. They are still Nazis.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can we extradite this guy to the United States and put him in a prison that will rough him up? I doubt New Zealand prison system are that rough.
What's the point of this? It won't bring people back. It won't make people feel better. It's a misguided sense of 'justice' that is really just spiteful revenge. It does nothing. No, these people should rot in prison for the rest of their lives. They should have time to understand the concept and scope of their crimes and what they've taken away from the world.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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Been following this story through radio and have seen the tweets here and there.
You can't make this shit up. Instead of tweeting about the event, Orange Rot is threatening American citizens with force from the military and armed bikers.

Then the shit he goes on to say later about white supremacy and how it's not a problem.

When does rioting in the streets happen? How does it happen? How does tarring and feathering initiate?

If we don't impeach this mother fucker the cynicism toward government will be impossible to recover from for decades.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If I were involved in a mosque anywhere in the US right now I'd be pushing heavily for having a private security staff around anytime there are worshippers present.
I drove past a mosque on my way to work earlier this evening (Southampton, UK) and there were police standing at the door.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I want to give advice to anyone out there that hasn't seen the video and gets sent a link to see it.....
Dont do it. Don't fucking watch it. Don't. Just don't.

I would assume most people wouldn't anyway but I didn't hear about this until the afternoon rolled around and it was the video someone sent me. I didn't know what I was getting into. I cried. I just feel broken for those poor people. This world....WTF is happening?
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Except you’re wrong. This guy is a die hard Nazi soldier. His world view as explained in his manifesto is almost identical to Brievek’s. He’s just coated his lingo with memes and internet edginess. Don’t fall for his games which are meant to make you think he thinks this was all a joke. This is what Nazis do now. They are still Nazis.
You're right he is just as evil and dedicated to the supremacist ideology. But what I mean is his behavior is completely ridiculous. Even his last 8chan post is like "OK LADS ITS BEEN AN HONOR TIME TO GO KILL INVADERS TOP KEK LUL" bullshit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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THE UNSPEAKABLE carnage in New Zealand must be called out by its proper name: a terrorist attack by a white-nationalist bigot consumed by Islamophobia and impelled by the fervid extremism that suffuses the Internet’s darkest crevices.

The alleged gunman’s garden-variety racism — his rantings about the peril posed to whites faced with “replacement” by Muslims — is of a piece with other hatreds espoused by other racist killers in other places and times. That he spent his days slinking through online cesspools and communing with like-minded social networks gives his crime a postmodern gloss.

But the forces that animated him, as evidenced by his inflamed manifesto — ignorance, intolerance, bloodthirsty tribalism — are ancient. The Internet and social media did not invent or refine evil; they just made it accessible on demand, in all its banal and lurid manifestations. As for the suspect’s evident wish to instigate discord and sow divisions — he wrote that he wanted to “incite violence, retaliation and further divide” and hoped that by carrying out his massacre with a firearm he would add fuel to the United States’ gun debate — he’s a little late.

Still, it’s critical that world leaders clearly and precisely denounce this ghoulish act. An attack on mosques, as on any place of worship, is especially sinister and dangerous. Online racists lionized the murderer as a hero and cheered his killing spree as he streamed it live. In fact, he is a monster who slaughtered innocent people — parents and children, the old and the young.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...73568c-475b-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Researchers have warned tech companies for years that online extremism and radicalization results in real-world violence. On Friday, those warnings appeared prophetic again when a shooter with a history of social-media radicalism entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and killed 49 people.

An online manifesto apparently connected to the accused shooter listed a variety of online influences related to the crime, including “the internet” itself.

“Much like a lot of researchers and journalists on this beat, I’m yo-yo-ing between hopeless and furious,” said Becca Lewis, a researcher with the technology research nonprofit Data + Society. “It’s not gratifying to be right in this situation.”

Researchers told NBC News that they had raised concerns about online extremism both in conversations and in published research papers, but said their warnings and ideas to help prevent online radicalization have been largely ignored. Lewis published a report in September that detailed how YouTube influencers and far-right extremists gamed YouTube’s algorithm to push radicalization messages and turn a profit.

Lewis and other online extremism researchers are now hoping the shooting could be a wake-up call to companies like Facebook and YouTube, which they hope will be more transparent and proactive in scuttling white supremacist and extremist content.
Lewis said, however, that she is not particularly optimistic.

“Where I get pessimistic about it is that these problems didn’t start with the tech companies,” Lewis said. “They’ve just been very profitable for them.”
Facebook and YouTube did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The emergence of internet-native extremism is a relatively recent phenomenon, predated by real-world extremism that created initial problems for tech companies such as Google, which dedicated significant resources to eliminating ISIS propaganda.

Phillips said that the most toxic parts of the internet grew out of a digital culture of trolling that had at one time seemed mischievous but mostly innocuous. That changed dramatically in the past several years, as memes and provocateurs on social media began to pervade both pop culture and politics. Millions of dollars were poured into propping up meme-based political content and advertisements, both from U.S. political campaigns and lobbying organizations as well as shadowy foreign influence campaigns seeking to sow division and amp up racist rhetoric.

What emerged was “a soup of toxicity online” that maintained a veneer of innocence, Phillips said.
“A lot of the stuff that passed as fun, the media manipulation strategies that were part of ‘fun trolling’ in the early days, a lot of that established a behavioral blueprint and also created a kind of umbrella that people could hide under,” Phillips said.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-n...xtremism-researchers-hopeless-furious-n983941
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ryan Mac @RMac18

Reddit banned two controversial groups that shared imagery of violent death and gore on Friday after users kept sharing videos of the Christchurch shooting. Critics had no idea why the groups were ever allowed in the first place. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/reddit-bans-groups-death-gore-new-zealand-massacre-video …

7:13 PM - Mar 15, 2019


Jon Passantino @passantino

Murdoch's Sky News Australia has been taken off the air in New Zealand after it broadcast the mosque shooter's disturbing video of the attack

7:14 PM - Mar 15, 2019
Sky News Australia is pretty much Fox News America. Scum channel.