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Sat May 8, 2021, 04:29 AM

'Christchurch Call': Biden backs New Zealand stand against online extremism

Source: Agence France-Presse

‘Christchurch Call’: Biden backs New Zealand stand against online extremism

Agence France-Presse
Sat 8 May 2021 02.51 BST

The United States will join an international bid to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House has said, two years after the Trump administration declined to do so.

The Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington “will join the Christchurch Call to Action” in “a global pledge by member governments and technology partners to work together to address terrorist and violent extremist content online”.

The initiative is named after the New Zealand city where a far-right gunman massacred 51 people at two mosques in 2019 while broadcasting his rampage live on Facebook.

“Countering the use of the internet by terrorists and violent extremists to radicalise and recruit is a significant priority for the United States,” Psaki said.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/08/christchurch-call-biden-backs-new-zealand-stand-against-online-extremism

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