Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter team up to adopt Christchurch Call

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Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter issued a joint statement today announcing The Christchurch Call – named for the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand – as a group dedicated to the goal of “[eliminating] terrorist and violent extremist content online.”

“The terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March were a horrifying tragedy,” the companies said in a joint statement.

“And so it is right that we come together, resolute in our commitment to ensure we are doing all we can to fight the hatred and extremism that lead to terrorist violence.”

The formation of the Christchurch Call will expand on the work the companies have already been doing through the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). For Microsoft in particular, this is the culmination of a call to action that Microsoft President Brad Smith initiated in March, shortly after the Christchurch attack.

As part of the group’s formation, the companies involved outlined a nine-step plan to support their mission. The plan involves everything from education and transparency reports to working collaboratively to develop open source and AI tools to detect and remove extremist content.

“Terrorism and violent extremism are complex societal problems that require an all-of-society response,” the companies said.

“For our part, the commitments we are making today will further strengthen the partnership that Governments, society and the technology industry must have to address this threat.”

Nine Step Plan

Source Microsoft

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