A New Zealand teen could face up to 14 years in prison after he allegedly shared a livestream of the Christchurch mosque shootings.
According to the Daily Mail, the unidentified 18-year-old was denied bail after he was arrested for sharing the disturbing footage on his Facebook page. Authorities reported that the young man had no involvement in the two mosque shootings. He was also charged with allegedly posting a photo of one of the shooting locations captioned “Target Acquired” and sent messages that ‘incited violence’.
The teen will return back to court in April and if he is convicted, he faces up to 14 years in prison for sharing the violent content. As per New Zealand laws, the details involving his bail decision cannot be published to the public.
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The arrest comes after Facebook’s decision to remove 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting over the weekend. New Zealand police have also urged the public to not share the videos and Facebook was contacted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss her concerns about the social media platform sharing violent extremist content.
‘This is an issue that I will look to be discussing directly with Facebook’.
Ardern also stated she plans to change the nation’s policies on gun control