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By Dareh Gregorian
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In a statement given Wednesday, the White House commends the call to action in the name of Christchurch led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron.
"The United States stands in the international community in condemning terrorist and violent extremist online content in the strongest terms," White House said, but added that it was "not currently in a position to endorse the endorsement . "
That makes an outlier in the US. All allies including the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Italy, India, Germany and Spain are listed as signing an effort. Many giant technologies are also involved, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube.
In this statement, the White House suggested that First Change concerns concern stopping Trump management from joining the agreement. continue to be proactive in our efforts to counter terrorist content online while continuing to respect freedom of expression and freedom of the press, "said the statement.
At an op-ed at The New York Times this past of the week, Ardern said "Christchurch Call" is a voluntary framework that "makes signatures to counter terrorist drivers and put specific steps to prevent the uploading of terrorist content."
It was named after the city of New Zealand if a white supremacist attacked two mosques in a shooting spree leaving 51 people dead. Parts of the March 15 attacks were live on Facebook.
The digital footprint of the attacker with his own claims about how the internet shaped his scenes led to new calls for social media platforms to do more to resist angry words as well as well as foreign governments who say they are ready to do things in their own hands.
Before meeting with world leaders and other tech companies in Paris for a "Tech for Good" summit Wednesday, Facebook announced that it was implementing new rules around the livestream tool of the company attempts to limit its use to "cause damage or spread of hostility."