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Thu May 16, 2019, 11:16 AM

17 countries pledged to tackle online extremism. The White House said no.

"The United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement."



The governments of New Zealand and France announced on Wednesday a voluntary plan to help tackle online extremism. The initiative has the support of seventeen countries, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Tech giants Google and Facebook have also voiced their approval.

But the United States declined to support it.

The Christchurch Call is an agreement which urges governments and technology companies to do more to combat online extremism and to lessen its impact when an attack occurs.


Among the commitments are a pledge to enforce laws prohibiting the dissemination of violent extremist content, to develop and promote grassroots strategies to counter extremism and radicalization and, for online service providers, to consistently and transparently enforce community standards.
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In March, a far-right terrorist radicalized on fringe online sites livestreamed his attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51. And in 2015, the ISIS-linked terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France, killing 12, name-dropped the cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who regularly uploaded sermons preaching violence onto the internet. - Think Progress


I don't even recognize the country I live in anymore. We are no longer the beacon of light in this world.

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Reply 17 countries pledged to tackle online extremism. The White House said no. (Original post)
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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. How could the White House join these other countries

and stand against extremism when the President is quoting Alex Jones?

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:28 AM

2. Well at least it's out in the open now

Jimmy Carter has been pointing this out for decades
What do you expect from the most warlike nation in history

https://www.blackagendareport.com/jimmy-carter-us-most-warlike-nation-history
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The former commander-in-chief says the US has been waging war since its formation.

“China has not wasted a single penny on war.”

The former Democratic president said China was getting ahead of the US because Washington has been at war with other countries for most of its history.

Carter—who normalized diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979—suggested that China’s rapid growth had been facilitated by government investment and helped by peace.

“Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody?” Carter asked. “None. And we have stayed at war.”

He said the US has only enjoyed 16 years of peace in its 242-year history, making the country “the most warlike nation in the history of the world,” Carter said. This is, he said, because of Washington’s tendency to force other nations to “adopt our American principles.”

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It's time for Americans to wake up

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:42 AM

4. Given the current direction of the US, it's becoming nothing but a warring country and in the big

picture will be a pretty useless place in the future ... maintaining the current direction. The US used to be a leader, but is rapidly turning into a nothing country and a leader for aggression, out of step with the rest of earth.


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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:38 AM

3. I'm for free speech, but responsible free speech. The proliferation of unbridled

hate/extremism speech should not be sanctioned as free speech and anything goes. What needs to be defined is responsible free speech by joining with the rest of the world to try to get extreme hatred/extremism under control. The US used to be a leader. Now, it's turning into a nothing country.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:45 AM

5. welcome to the meanests place on earth.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:21 PM

6. here's a 5th recommendation

you were hidden on the second page, when I found you with only 4 recommendations. I totally agree with your feelings: "I don't even recognize the country I live in anymore. We are no longer the beacon of light in this world."

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 04:40 PM

7. Be Best.

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