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SKY New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia from its platform after it aired disturbing footage of the deadly mosque shootings

SKY New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia from its platform after it aired disturbing footage of the deadly mosque shootings
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Sky News Australia has been dropped by New Zealand’s biggest satellite television provider after it aired distressing footage of a livestream video connected to the Friday shooting in Christchurch which left 49 dead.




At least 49 people were shot dead Friday in a terror attack that targeted two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The event marks the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history and one of the deadliest in the world.




As the attack was unfolding, a 16-minute live streamed video of the shooting was posted to Facebook, where it quickly spreadhttps://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-responds-to-alleged-live-stream-of-christchurch-shooting-2019-3?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingestacross the platform, as well as YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Police urged the public not to disseminate the footage further.



Sky News Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, has been dropped by New Zealand’s biggest satellite television provider after the news network aired distressing footage of a livestream video connected to the Friday shooting in Christchurch which left 49 dead.
Sky News Australia is available via subscription in Australia and on New Zealand's SKY Network Television. Despite similar names, SKY is not affiliated with Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News networks.
At least 49 people were shot dead Friday in a terror attack that targeted two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. A further 42 people were injured, including a four-year-old child in critical condition, authorities said.
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