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White House won't endorse global call to fight online extremism after New Zealand attack


Added 05-15-19 11:58:02am EST - “The White House on Wednesday said it has declined to sign on to a? global call to fight online extremism, citing concerns about freedom of speech.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “White House won't endorse global call to fight online extremism after New Zealand attack”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House on Wednesday said it has declined to sign on to a global call to fight online extremism, citing concerns about freedom of speech.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronWhite House won't endorse global call to fight online extremism after New Zealand attack Hillicon Valley: Facebook co-founder calls for breaking up company | Facebook pushes back | Experts study 2020 candidates to offset 'deepfake' threat | FCC votes to block China Mobile | Groups, lawmakers accuse Amazon of violating children's privacy Facebook pushes back after co-founder calls for company's break-up MORE are meeting in Paris on Wednesday to rally support for the "Christchurch Call," a pledge to coordinate efforts to crack down on online terrorist content following the March attack on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.

The White House said in a statement that while it stands with the international community in "condemning terrorist and violent extremist content online," it is not currently "in a position to join the endorsement."

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