White House refuses to sign international statement on online extremism (page 2)

In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, social media platforms and governments alike have been struggling with how to deal with terrorist content online, and this week saw their first concrete response. On Sunday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a new commitment called the “Christchurch Call,” which calls on tech platforms and governments to adopt and enforce laws for removing extremist content. The call is already attracting support from countries like France, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft. But at least one country is refusing to sign on to the agreement: the United States. In a statement issued today, the White House said that it... Continue reading…

White House refuses to sign international statement on online extremism

Trump administration is "not currently in a position to join" global statement.

Wed 15 May 19 from Arstechnica

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