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    What is the Christchurch Call?

    What is the Christchurch Call?
    16 October 2020 admin_gifct

    The Christchurch Call is a political summit started by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following the 15 March 2019 attack in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 51 Muslims were killed in a livestreamed terrorist attack. The Christchurch Call is an action plan that involves numerous governments and international organizations, including the European Commission, Council of Europe, and UNESCO, as well as major players in the digital sector, such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google, who have all pledged to take collective action to eliminate online violent extremist content. To that end, this plan commits its member organizations to take a series of measures, such as: developing tools to prevent the downloading of terrorist and violent extremist material; combatting the causes of violent extremism; improving transparency in the detection and removal of content; and ensuring that the algorithms designed and used by online platforms do not direct users towards violent extremist content.