Christchurch Call: Facebook, Google and Twitter pledge to tackle online extremism - but US refuses to back it

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they described as an “unprecedented agreement”.Wednesday’s event, two months to the day since the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, drew up a “plan of action” to be adopted by countries and companies to prevent extreme material from going viral on the internet. Continue reading...

Christchurch Call: Facebook, Google and Twitter pledge to tackle online extremism - but US refuses to back it

Trump administration declines to join international initiative to fight spread of terror online, citing 'respect for freedom of expression'

Wed 15 May 19 from The Independent

Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism

Major tech firms on Wednesday pledged to pursue a range of new measures aimed at stamping out violent extremist content on the internet, amid growing pressure from governments in the wake of ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

White House will not sign on to Christchurch agreement to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

The White House will not sign an international agreement to combat online extremism brokered between French and New Zealand officials and top social media companies, amid U.S. concerns that ...

Wed 15 May 19 from The Washington Post

Big Tech Firms Sign ‘Christchurch Call’ to Curb Terrorist Content

Some of the biggest names in technology have come together to end the spread of radical themes online. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft on Wednesday signed on to the “Christchurch ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Geek.com

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Reuters Technology

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

White House refuses to endorse the “Christchurch Call” to block extremist content online

The United States will not join other nations in endorsing the “Christchurch Call” — a global statement that commits governments and private companies to actions that would ...

Wed 15 May 19 from TechCrunch

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