29 Apr 2022

White supremacism lead source of illegal online content - report

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 29 April 2022

White supremacism is the leading source of illegal content online in NZ - by a long way.

A report by the Department of Internal Affairs has presented an overview of terrorist and violent extremist content investigated throughout 2021, and the results are startling.

Nearly three years after the mosque terror attack, the massacre livestream continued to be shared and promoted - particularly by white supremacists.

It's the Department's first report of online content as part of the Christchurch Call pledge to eliminate extremist content online.

Sociologist professor Paul Spoonley spoke to Corin Dann.