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Live: Macron and Ardern announce measures against online extremism | All Charts News - breaking news english

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Date created : 15/05/2019 – 17:51

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hosted a first summit for the Christchurch Call initiative on Wednesday aimed at curbing online extremism. Watch their press conference live on the video player above.

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The Christchurch Call initiative was spearheaded by Ardern after a self-described white supremacist gunned down 51 people at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in March, the country’s worst atrocity of recent times.

The summit, attended by world leaders as well as representatives from global tech giants, comes amid a growing realisation that action must be taken against the weaponization of social media by extremists like the one responsible for Christchurch, who broadcast live footage of the massacre on Facebook from a head-mounted camera.