US Says Not Signing 'Christchurch Name' In opposition to On-line Extremism

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The White Home mentioned in a press release that the non-public sector ought to regulate its content material, but additionally harassed the necessity to shield free speech.

“While the United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement, we continue to support the overall goals reflected” within the so-called “Christchurch Call,” the White Home mentioned.

The USA won’t be part of a global bid to stamp out violent extremism on-line, the White Home mentioned Wednesday, whereas stressing that Washington backs the initiative’s goals.

The initiative is called after the New Zealand metropolis the place a far-right gunman massacred 51 individuals at two mosques in March whereas broadcasting his rampage stay on Fb. It has been spearheaded by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and France’s President Emmanuel Macron.

“We continue to be proactive in our efforts to counter terrorist content online while also continuing to respect freedom of expression and freedom of the press,” it mentioned.

The White Home mentioned in a press release that the non-public sector ought to regulate its content material, but additionally harassed the necessity to shield free speech.

“We encourage technology companies to enforce their terms of service and community standards that forbid the use of their platforms for terrorist purposes,” it mentioned.

“Further, we maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech and thus we emphasize the importance of promoting credible, alternative narratives as the primary means by which we can defeat terrorist messaging.”