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New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks

New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks


New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks

New Zealand 's leader Jacinda Ardern will join other world leaders in launching a ' Christchurch call' to curb online extremism at an international meeting in Paris on Wednesday, following the worst mass killing in her country's recent history. Participants will be asked to commit to

Arden has been the driving force behind the Paris summit, co-hosted with French President Emmanuel Macron, following the tragedy.

In an opinion piece in The New York Times over the weekend, Ardern said the Christchurch massacre underlined"a horrifying new trend" in extremist atrocities.

Since the attack, Ardern has strongly criticised tech giants for not doing enough to combat online extremism.

"We deliberately limited the number of participants to ensure we can move forward quickly, but the idea is to create something that we can open up to as many people as possible," a source in the French presidency said.

Firms themselves will be urged to come up with concrete measures, he said, for example by reserving live broadcasting to social media accounts whose owners have been identified, to avoid bad surprises from newly created anonymous accounts.

"(We're) asking both nations and private corporations to make changes to prevent the posting of terrorist content online, to ensure its efficient and fast removal and to prevent the use of live-streaming as a tool for broadcasting terrorist attacks," she wrote in The Times.

"Practical outcomes are what we're seeking from this work," she told New Zealand's Newshub.

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