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Around 13: 28 new Zealand time an anonymous Account published in the online forum 8chan a contribution: "I'm going to attack the invaders, and I will even stream the attack live on Facebook. The Link can be found below. If you read this, I'll be on the air." In addition to a Link to a Facebook profile page, the reference to a Manifest. "Please ensure that my message is spreading," writes the anonymous user. "Should I not survive the attack: farewell, God bless you. I'll see you in Valhalla."

Shortly thereafter, the Australians Brenton T. gets into his car, he hears a Serbian war song, the radical right-wing, anti-Muslim circles very popular and follows the instructions of the navigation device, the bring it On’Only mosque in Deans Avenue in Christchurch. Track is recorded with a small camera attached to his helmet, and streams a live image on Facebook for the whole world. The Video shows weapons, ammunition and homemade bombs in the front passenger seat. It is the perspective of the shows, as he climbs out of the car, with a loaded gun in the mosque and opened fire. 16 minutes and 56 seconds of the Video. At least 49 people, the 28-Year-old shoots before and in two mosques in Christchurch. And everyone who has a Facebook Account, you can live watch it.

all the indications are that the shooter was himself who announced his act in a public online forum 8chan. Other forums users click on the Link that leads to the Facebook page of the Australian's Brenton T., and not come out in the comments, including from the swarms. "Holy Shit, it really happened," writes one. "Brenton T. is a fuckin 'Hero" is a other. "The Video is so damn good." And: "salvation."

neo-Nazi gunman

The so-called Imageboard site 8chan is one of the particularly dirty online forums on the Internet. It is a confusing world of strange spirits, mostly young, white men, with hate-filled Memes and violence, call each other and incite. A world in which neo-Nazis, terrorists, and spree killers are glorified. A world of jokes, your own language with the mounted image, racial Insider and an inhuman attitude has developed. To control these anonymous forums are hardly. The American operator to see virtually everything, what is there expressed, as by the freedom of expression covered. You, of course, take no responsibility for the content.

Brenton T. speaks this language. His contributions before the fact, with their allusions and quotations perfect food for right-wing conspiracy theorists. Via his Twitter Account he announced two days before the assassination, and pictures of his guns and the magazines. On them are written the names of historical persons: the Christian crusaders and the military are the leader in white font, hand, the in 16. and 17. Century in the Wars against the Ottomans about Graf Starhemberg, stopped in 1683, the Turks before Vienna have been involved – including.

in Addition, T. has decorated his weapons several times, with the lettering "14 words" – a reference to the neo-Nazi David Lane, who attacked in the United States banks, and in the year 2007 in the prison died. Of him the 14 words, see neo-Nazis all over the world as an Inspiration: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." Translated, this means: We must secure the existence of our people and the future of our white children.

Video: attack on mosque in new Zealand In the event of armed attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, 49 people were killed and more than 20 other people were injured. Video: AFP/Storyful

Brenton T. s first destination is the’Only mosque. He parked in the street his car in a side, and starts at about 13.40 hrs, to shoot twelve minutes after the appearance of the 8chan contribution, to the first visitors at the entrance of the mosque. In the frame of the video, his gun protrudes from the bottom of the frame – as in a Ego-Shooter game. What follows are two minutes grausamstes massacre. The Australian walks on the green carpet through the rooms and shoot all of the visitors to the Friday prayer, he sees. While he runs from room to room, lights up constantly, the muzzle fire. The people who flee after the first shots, shooting it in the back. In the meantime, he goes back to his car and fetches more ammunition. He shoots at passers-by, and again enters the mosque to kill more. As it sits after a little more than six minutes back in the car and drives off, you can hear in the Video his voice: "It was not goals enough time, because so many targets were." In the Background a Song: "Fire runs". The song begins with the words, "I am the god of hellfire" and conjures a crude revenge fantasy. The sequence of events in another mosque in the evening was still unclear.

What is the goal reached T.? The world's attention – and new food for muddle-headed.

The viewer, that is banal and terrible at the same time, after the attack on the’Only mosque with T. in the driver's seat and listen to. Immediacy is an effect that unfolds in the viewer in front of the screen, a particularly strong effect. The scene, as during the live broadcast at 11. In September 2001, the second plane crashing on the screen behind the presenter in the tower of the World Trade Center, is probably the Moment that everyone remembers, at the time, no matter where, in front of the TV sat.

The age of the stream

was Already calculated in the case of the 9/11 bombers this effect in the media. Self-control they could not control the images. They left the smoke and collapsing towers would be transferred to the Manhattan Skyline of all the channels live as an icon of terror in the whole world. Internet access was only croaking and peeping Modems. The first iPhone only came about six years later on the market. Thus, each of the camera man was all events, even the worst crimes. And as the major Social Media platforms live videos in your so-called Stream recordings, so the digital river, by the holiday greeting of the school friend to the most evil racist hostility almost everything swim past, was the creation of the immediacy of the images for each to – with a light Touch on the Display, the more the mini cameras controls. "We are entering the new Golden age of video," said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the spring of 2016.

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On phone videos of passers-by, neighbours, or even of the victims was able to watch since then, everyone who wanted to, how the various send assassins storm the night club Bataclan in Paris. As the white truck is on the Promenade of nice, and people like blades of Grass pop out. Like the "Charlie Hebdo"-assassins in Paris to escape, and in passing, shot a lying on the ground wounded police officers shoot. At the same time the perpetrators of the attack itself to the camera and to transfer more and more often live on the network. In the spring of 2017, a man in Cleveland shot and killed a pensioner on the street and posted a Video of the deed on Facebook. The 57-second Film, in which the offender announces at the beginning, to want to kill someone, according to Facebook for two hours online. In two other live videos, he spoke afterwards of his viewers, and his motives. Or the Terrorist Larossi Abballa, murdered in 2016, the Deputy police chief of Les Mureaux and his wife in French, Magna Ville and himself in the apartment of his victim filmed. Not only murders, but also rapes and suicides could be observed on Facebook in the last few years.

gallows humor

The moderators, and sifter at Facebook need to check according to the group, about ten million posts, which will potentially be against the guidelines of the platform failed. Per Week. You can say The thing is completely out of control. Because of the Golden age of the Videos. People like Brenton T., however, makes this development the largest possible control of it, to send their act in exactly the Aesthetic that stems from her crude thoughts of the world, to the largest possible audience. The audience is the whole world. The massacre in Christchurch is showing the most prominent case example of how difficult it is even for a multi billion company like Facebook is to be the content master.

What is the goal reached T.? The world's attention – and a new food for the muddle-headed and conspiracy theorists in the radical right-wing forums. In the comments under the 8chan post T. s, the user responded with gallows humor on the delayed onset of the reporting of the traditional media and the sudden fame of their small, violent world.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 21:15 PM

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