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Ireland'No right to livestream murder': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content

12:41  15 may  2019
12:41  15 may  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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“This isn’t about freedom of expression, this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online,” the New Zealand PM argued. This page is not available right now. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your

murder ': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content : 'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR will be among the world leaders taking part in a joint initiative to tackle terrorist and violent extremist content online in the

'No right to livestream murder': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content © Liewig Christian ABACA

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR will be among the world leaders taking part in a joint initiative to tackle terrorist and violent extremist content online in the wake of the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand on 15 March.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will co-host a meeting of world leaders and tech firms in Paris today to promote ‘Christchurch Call To Action’, a campaign that aims to curb online extremism, particularly in the wake of an attack.

After the Christchurch killings in which 51 people died and dozens more were injured, Ardern has been highly critical of social media giants, saying that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should be “taking ownership and responsibility over their platforms”.

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New Zealand PM launches ‘Christchurch Call’ to build support to eliminate extremist material on social media.

' No right to livestream murder ': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content . “This isn’t about freedom of expression, this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online,” the New Zealand PM argued. Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen are joining with

The world leaders will meet with representatives of major technology companies to formally adopt the Christchurch Call to Action, which commits governments and tech giants to counter and remove terrorist and violent extremist content online.

These measures are expecting to include halting the spread of extremist content online and to prevent extremist content spreading following a terrorist event. During the New Zealand attacks, one of the shooters had livestreamed the incident on social media.

According to reports by other media including the New York Times, a ban on certain material and guidelines for traditional media would be included in the Call. The pledge would set a general direction for the nations involved, but it would be up to each individual country to honour the commitments.

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New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has declared there is no “ right to livestream the murder of 50 people” as she spearheads a push to Ardern and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, will host a mid-May summit in Paris calling on governments and tech companies to sign the

' No right to livestream murder ': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content . New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron announced the Christchurch Call earlier Wednesday in Paris at a meeting of digital leaders for the

'No right to livestream murder': Taoiseach joins world leaders in Paris for push against extremist content © Zuma Press New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shows solidarity in the wake of the mass shooting at the two Christchurch mosques.

In April, Ardern announced that she would be co-hosting this meeting with Macron, saying that the way the New Zealand attacks were carried out were “unprecedented in the way that they used online platforms to disseminate the terrorist attack”.

This isn’t about freedom of expression, this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online. I don’t think anyone would argue that the terrorists on 15 March had a right to live stream the murder of 51 people, and this is what this call is specifically focused on.

Other leaders present today will include British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of Senegal Macky Sall, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Following the adoption of the Christchurch Call to Action, leaders will attend the closing dinner of the Tech for Good Summit, where more than 150 business leaders will attend.

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