26th May 07:45 PM
5 global technology companies pledge to join the Christchurch Call of Macron and Ardern
By Lena Reece
Thursday 16/05/2019
[Photo: Time Magazine and The Spinoff] L-R: French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Five global technology companies have pledged to limit terrorist material online.

Facebook, Amazon, Google, Twitter and Microsoft will develop shared tools to detect and remove terrorist or extremist content among other measures.

The pledge was made at a Paris summit, which was called after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand left 51 people dead.

The March attack was live‑streamed on social media.

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the event with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has been calling for technology executives to sign a pledge as the "Christchurch Call".

[BBC]

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