Christ Church Agreement
The White House`s decision not to support Christchurch`s appeal has been criticized by some experts who have called for stricter regulation on the Internet. Alistair Knott, a professor of computer science at the University of Otago in New Zealand, said the lack of U.S. support could undermine the global argument for controlling the spread of hate and violence on the Internet. A full copy of the text and list of supporters is available at www.christchurchcall.com The United States has refused to participate and has expressed concern that U.S. compliance with the agreement could lead to conflicts with the protection of freedom of expression in the country`s constitution; However, the United States supported the summit`s „cross-cutting message“ and supported its „general objectives.“   New Zealand and global investors worth more than $5 trillion $NZ together to put pressure on companies that have engaged in Christchurch Call. At a press conference, Ardern described the agreement as a „day one“ in the change the world needed. ALSO WATCH: Christchurch Aftermath: Film On 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks Taken Down from NZ Theatres The appeal is still an unprecedented agreement between governments and all major technology companies for continued collaboration to make the Internet safer. The Christchurch Call to Action is an action plan that requires governments, international organizations and internet companies to take a number of steps, including: the White House said Wednesday that it supports Christchurch Calls` goals but is „unable to join,“ stressing the need for freedom of expression. The Paris summit began with a statement that the terrorist attack in Christchurch two months ago was „unprecedented.“ But one of the advantages of this conversation, which is so prominent, is that it draws attention to the fact that this was not the first time that social networks were involved in terrorism. In addition to signing the largely symbolic document, written in Paris, major technology companies agreed on a nine-point plan to implement Christchurch`s commitments.
In christchurch Call to Action – named after the New Zealand city where 51 members of the Muslim community were murdered in a terrorist attack broadcast live on 15 March 2019 – 10 heads of state and government and international organisations, as well as leaders of major technology companies, have pledged to carry out a series of collective actions aimed at eliminating terrorist and violent extremist content on the Internet. French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (l.) attend the opening ceremony of the Christchurch Call. Photo: AFP „Part of our engagement with social media companies will be to monitor and ensure responsibility for Christchurch Call commitments,“ Whineray said. One of the essential aspects of the call to action is respect for freedom of expression, respect for international human rights and respect for a free, open and safe internet. „This may include using algorithms and other processes to redirect users of such content, or promoting credible and positive alternatives or counter-narratives,“ says Christchurch Call to Action. The companies also promised to put in place „adequate controls during live broadcasting“ to ensure that videos of violent attacks are not broadcast online in real time. To that end, Facebook this week announced a new „one-strike“ directive, which could prohibit users who break its rules, such as sharing content from known terrorist groups, from using their live broadcast tools.