Video of Christchurch attack runs on social media and news sites

Man claiming to be attacker streamed shootings on Facebook and MailOnline autoplayed a clip

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have been struggling to keep video of the Christchurch attack offline, with new versions being uploaded as quickly as they can be taken down, while many traditional media sites including MailOnline, the Sun, and the Mirror hosted edited videos of the same footage.

Facebook, where a man claiming to be the attacker livestreamed footage of the shootings, removed the original video about an hour later, but by that time copies of the footage had started to circulate across other social media sites.

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