The White House has announced that it will not join in an international call for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other major tech and social media companies to curb terrorist and extremist content on the internet in the wake of the deadly New Zealand mosque shootings.

 

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron have been pushing social media companies to evaluate how their platforms direct users to violent content, and to ensure that the spread of those materials is stopped.

 

“While the United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement, we continue to support the overall goals reflected in the Call,” the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy said in a release. “We will continue to engage governments, industry, and civil society to counter terrorist content on the Internet.”

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