Christchurch Agreement

At a press conference, Ardern described the agreement as a “day one” in the change the world needed. The United States criticized the Christchurch Call summit by not taking part in the agreement or by approving it. The United States has been implicated in a widely held agreement reached today at Christchurch Call to Action in Paris to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content on the Internet. But she said the United States was not in a position to accede to the agreement, although it supports the overall goals. She cited freedom of expression and freedom of the press as reasons why they would not join the agreement and said that promoting credible and alternative narratives was the best way to defeat terrorist messages. However, the White House will not sign the agreement because the United States is concerned that it will conflict with the constitutional protection of freedom of expression. The Christchurch Call to Action Summit (also known as Christchurch Call) was a political summit initiated by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, held on May 15, 2019 in Paris, France, two months after the Massacres at Christchurch Mosque on March 15, 2019. The summit, co-chaired by Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron, aimed to “bring together countries and technology companies to end the ability to use social media to organize and promote terrorism and violent extremism.” [1] [2] Leaders and technology companies around the world have pledged to “eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content on the Internet”; [3] Seventeen countries signed the non-binding agreement[4] with 31 other countries following their appeal on 24 September of that year. [6] The commitment consists of three sections or obligations: one for governments, one for online service providers and the other for how they can work together. [7] [8] Technology companies and world leaders have signed an unprecedented Christchurch Appeal Agreement to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content on the Internet. The United States refused to participate[14] and expressed concern that compliance with the agreement by the United States would 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.” [15] [16] Differences of opinion on christchurch`s appeal have highlighted a long-running tension between European officials, who have traditionally shown a greater willingness to contain and regulate Internet companies, and the United States, where companies have ample room to police themselves. Tom Rogan argued in the Washington Examiner that the goal of calling on governments to cooperate with companies to end “violent extremist content” would violate Americans` rights in the First Amendment by using war recordings on YouTube as an example of content that could be blocked under the agreement. [20] Nick Gillespie, of Reason, criticized the summit and wrote that “for anyone who believes in freedom of expression, it should be deeply worrying that governments and businesses are working openly together to decide what is unacceptable language and what is not.

[21] The call is still an unprecedented agreement between governments and all major technology companies for continued cooperation to make the Internet safer. The Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi – was an agreement reached in 1840 between the British crowns and the British crown. Today it is considered a founding document of New Zealand. This is a short history of the treaty and an introduction to the recommended means. Today`s work is only the first step towards a common goal of eliminating terrorist content on the internet. But the steps taken to achieve this are not limited to what has been done today: an agreement has been reached to continue cooperation to improve collective security. “The investment case concocted by Christchurch City Council shows that this