Flowers and sympathy cards laid at the fence of Tauranga Mosque, in memory of the victims of the March 15 Christchurch Mosque shootings. Photo: Shutterstock
Mosque massacre video sharing draws criticism, 3rd Brexit vote blocked and French government cracks down on gilets jaunes protestors. Delano’s breakfast briefing for Tuesday.
Social media sense
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison on Monday called for social media restrictions after a live-stream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks were shared online around the world, the BBC reports. The Facebook video, showing gory footage of the attack which killed 50 people last Friday, was taken down but was viewed several thousand times via an archived copy, Reuters reports. In Turkey, meanwhile, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was criticised for screening footage of the attacks at election campaign events, the Financial Times and The Guardian write.
As families buried their dead, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would do everything she could to avoid attracting attention to the accused attacker, The Guardian reports.
3rd Brexit vote blocked
The speaker of the House of Commons in the UK said he would not allow a third vote on the Brexit deal on Tuesday unless the exit deal was changed. Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March. John Bercow’s intervention is based on a 1604 law preventing the reintroduction of a measure that was “the same in substance” to one that had already been voted down, the Financial Times explains. Politico says this new development means the only thing left on the table is to delay Brexit. More from Reuters.
Yellow vest measures
The French government has warned it will shut down “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests in Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse if violent groups are found in gatherings. Prime minister Edouard Philippe announced the measures in a televised statement after protestors rioted in the French capital over the weekend. The Paris police chief was also replaced. More from The Guardian, and politico
Dutch authorities arrested a suspect after three people were killed and five wounded in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht on Monday morning. According to BBC news, police said in a press conference during the evening that the attack could have been motivated by family reasons. More on politico, Reuters and the Netherlands Times.
Mozambique cyclone deaths
The death toll of last Thursday’s Cyclone Idai in Mozambique could be 1,000, president Filipe Nyusi said after visiting the worst-hit areas. Aid workers said that all buildings in the city of Beira were damaged, people are without power and telecommunications. More from BBC news.
Myspace an empty space
One of the first social networks used by musicians, Myspace, says it has accidentally deleted all content that was uploaded before 2016, blaming a faulty server migration. Among the content lost is thought to be over 50 million tracks from around 14 million artists, The Guardian reports.
Paris has been ranked the most-expensive city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit Survey, along with Singapore and Hong Kong. Zurich and Geneva were ranked joint-fifth. More from BBC news.