Fri. May 24th, 2019

Will the ‘Christchurch Call’ eliminate violent content online?

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The worst attack in New Zealand‘s history has sparked a global pledge to fight violent content online.

In March, a gunman killed 51 people when he opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

The shooting was streamed live on Facebook, which was criticised for failing to stop the spread of the video.

Two months later, New Zealand is leading what’s being described as the “Christchurch Call” to combat hate speech and violent content on the internet.

Social media firms and 18 governments have signed on, but the US is refusing to endorse it, saying the campaign threatens free speech.

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault

Guests:

Eoin Lenihan – Researcher on online “extremism”

Bjorn Ihler – Specialist on countering violent “extremism” and a survivor of the shooting attack in the Norwegian island of Utoya in 2011

Aral Balkan – Cyborg rights activist and author of the ‘Ethical Design Manifesto’

Source: Al Jazeera News

Will the ‘Christchurch Call’ eliminate violent content online?

The worst attack in New Zealand’s history has sparked a global pledge to fight violent content online. In March, a gunman killed 51 people when he opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The shooting was streamed live on Facebook, which was criticised for failing to stop the spread of the video.

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