New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell.
Some see connections between these events – Sri Lankan officials suggested the bombings on Easter Sunday may have been in retaliation to last month's attack in Christchurch.
The alleged perpetrator of the back-to-back mosque massacres in New Zealand was set to appear via video-link from prison to face a full sweep of charges linked to the attacks that claimed 50 lives and wounded dozens of people.
Facebook announced on Tuesday it had identified and removed a significant number of pages, groups and accounts involved for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
Video still exists on the dark web of a person claiming to be the shooter and a link to the Facebook page that live-streamed the fatal attacks.
Some people rushed to online dealers and stores to stock up on semiautomatic assault-style rifles; others turned their inventory in to police stations.
Forty-nine people are dead after a heavily armed gunman opened fire during prayers at a mosque in the center of Christchurch, New Zealand.