On 15 May in Paris, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron brought together a group of world leaders and major tech companies to adopt the Christchurch Call - named for the New Zealand city in which 51 members of its Muslim community were murdered in a live-streamed terrorist attack on March 15.

Those countries, tech companies and organisations supporting the Christchurch Call commit to a set of collective actions that aim to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. Measures include developing tools to prevent the upload of  terrorist and violent extremist content; countering the roots of violent extremism; increasing transparency around the removal and detection of content, and reviewing how companies’ algorithms  direct users to violent extremist content.

Find out more about the Christchurch Call (external link)

Read the Beehive press release (external link)

 


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