How New Zealand Was Able to Change Its Gun Laws Within Days of the Christchurch Killings

New Zealand has banned the sale of all “military-style” semi-automatics, assault rifles and high capacity magazines, less than a week after 50 people died in live-streamed shootings at two Christchurch mosques. In addition to the immediate stop on sales of weapons to avoid stockpiling, the government will use a buyback program to remove now-banned weapons […]

New Zealand Criticizes Facebook’s Handling of Mosque Attack Footage

New Zealand is exerting pressure on Facebook fb following the live-streaming of Friday’s deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch. “We cannot simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and what is said is not the responsibility of the place where they are published,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “They are the publisher, not […]

Facebook Faces an Ad Boycott After Livestream of the New Zealand Mosque Shooting

A consortium of New Zealand’s major companies has pledged to pull their advertising from Facebook fb following the live-streaming of Friday’s mosque shootings in Christchurch, the New Zealand Herald reported Monday. In a joint statement, the Association of New Zealand Advertisers (ANZA) and the Commercial Communications Council asked domestic companies to think about where “their […]

Valve Corp.’s Steam Removes Pages Celebrating Suspected Shooter in New Zealand Mosque Murders

Valve Corp.’s Steam has removed more than 100 profiles from the popular gaming-platform that memorialized the suspected gunman in the attacks on two New Zealand mosques that killed 49 people Friday, the gaming-news site Kotaku reported. Kotaku counted more than 100 profiles that appeared in a matter of hours after the shooting and that “were […]