New Zealand PM Calls On Companies To Prevent Streaming Of Terror Attacks


Ardern is due to lead a meeting, with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris today, that seeks to have world leaders and chiefs of tech companies sign a pledge to eliminate violent content online.

A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on March 15 while live streaming the attacks on Facebook.

"New technology to prevent the easy spread of terrorist content will be a major contributor to making social media safer for users, and stopping the unintentional viewing of extremist content like so many people in New Zealand did after the attack, including myself, when it auto played in Facebook feeds".

A comprehensive list of offenses that would see a user barred from Live wasn't included, although the examples used all had to do with circulating terrorist-related content.

Ardern has been the driving force behind the Paris summit following the tragedy.

The White House won't be signing an global agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March.

While Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said livestreaming safeguards would be explored, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has already said that putting a delay on livestreams would fundamentally break the service. France has been hit by repeated Islamic extremist attacks by groups who recruited and shared violent images on social networks.

The Christchurch Call To Action is such a freaking layup.

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Attendees will also include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Irish Premier Leo Varadkar, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Jordan's King Abdullah II, as well as representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Vivendi SA's DailyMotion. "The entire event was livestreamed. the scale of this horrific video's reach was staggering", she wrote.

The company says it will spend $7.5 million to partner with three universities to develop tools preventing modified versions of terror videos from being reposted.

"Today we are tightening the rules that apply specifically to Live", Rosen wrote.

A French presidential source said it was time for tech companies to "anticipate how their features will be exploited".

Ardern said the new rules are a step in the right direction.

Organized in response to the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, it's just a manifesto from world leaders and tech companies to combat online extremism.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told reporters, "I think everybody agrees that a higher level of responsibility is demanded from all of the platforms".

Mr Breslin said it was a token measure and lacking in detail.