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  # 2236021 13-May-2019 14:45
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On the 4th of May I wrote to my MP, Lawrence Yule, regarding the Victim Support issue. Today I received an acknowledgement from an assistant. Way to go, NZ democracy. Glad you're there for us if we need you in a hurry!

 

Sure, MPs can be busy with many things in between the wine and cheese, but this was just an acknowledgement from an assistant. Nine days!

 

 





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  # 2238344 15-May-2019 13:26
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I'm waiting for CNN to post her interview today, I believe with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Among other things she spoke of her dismay at lack of change with US gun laws.

In the meantime, a French report, but still pretty easy to follow.


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  # 2238822 16-May-2019 09:58
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Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist online adopted

 

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have led a group of world leaders, tech companies and organisations to adopt a pledge that seeks to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online to stop the internet being used as a tool for terrorists.

 

The Christchurch Call, named for the New Zealand city in which 51 members of its Muslim community were murdered in a live-streamed terrorist attack on March 15, took place in Paris today and saw leaders from 10 countries and major tech companies commit to a set of collective actions that aim to eliminate terrorism and violent extremist content online.

 

The Christchurch Call is an action plan that commits government and tech companies to a range of measures, including developing tools to prevent the upload of terrorist and violent extremist content; countering the roots of violent extremism; increasing transparency around the removal and detection of content, and reviewing how companies’ algorithms direct users to violent extremist content.

 

“We can be proud of what we have started with the adoption of the Christchurch Call. We’ve taken practical steps to try and stop what we experienced in Christchurch from happening again,” Jacinda Ardern said.

 

“The March 15 attack was shocking in its use of social media as a tool in the act of terror and with the Christchurch Call we have taken a unique approach to solving this problem.”

 

For the first time Governments and tech companies have jointly agreed to a set of commitments and ongoing collaboration to make the internet safer.

 

Today is just the first step towards a shared goal of eliminating terrorist content online. But action to achieve that does not end today, we have all agreed to ongoing collaborative work aimed at improving our collective security.

 

“We owe it to those affected by the attacks in Christchurch, and other attacks in cities and towns around the world where terrorism and violent extremism have struck, to undertake this work.”

 

The Call acknowledges that government regulation alone will not solve the problem. We need to harness the tech companies’ creativity and technical know how to find solutions while ensuring internet freedoms are maintained and that we protect the internet as a force for good.

 

President Emmanuel Macron said: “We need to build this new cyberspace, a free, open and secure Internet, which allows everyone to share, learn, innovate, but which also allows us to uphold our values, protect our citizen and empower them"

 

Prime Minister Ardern said “From here, I will work alongside others signed up to the Christchurch Call to bring more partners on board, and develop a range of practical initiatives to ensure the pledge we have made today is delivered”.

 

New Zealand and France will take the Christchurch Call to other countries, organisations and companies, and advance its goals in other fora. We will come together again at UN Leaders’ Week later this year, where we expect some meaningful progress will have been made on this issue.

 

The Call was adopted at the meeting by France, New Zealand, Canada, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Norway, Senegal, the UK, and the European Commission as well as Amazon, Facebook, Dailymotion, Google, Microsoft, Qwant, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

Other countries who have adopted the Call but were not at the meeting are Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

 

A full copy of the text and the list of supporters can be found at www.ChristchurchCall.com 

 





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  # 2238823 16-May-2019 09:58
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Major New Zealand internet providers endorse Christchurch Call to Action

 

Simon Moutter, Managing Director, Spark
Jason Paris, Chief Executive, Vodafone NZ
Stewart Sherriff, Chief Executive, 2degrees

 

The chief executives of Spark, Vodafone NZ and 2degrees, the three internet companies which took the unprecedented step of temporarily suspending access to web sites hosting the Christchurch gunman’s video, have today given their support to the Christchurch Call to Action confirmed overnight in Paris.

 

“It’s great to see Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern engaging with other governments and with the global tech giants to work towards eliminating terrorist and violent extremist content online and creating a better, safer internet,” said Simon Moutter, Jason Paris and Stewart Sherriff.

 

“The most effective way to address terrorist and violent extremist content online is ‘at source’ which means global co-operation is essential. We recognise that New Zealand internet access providers may have a role to play and we are ready and willing to engage with policymakers to discuss relevant local solutions.

 

“We are pleased the Christchurch Call recognises the many positive benefits of the internet and has maintaining a free, open and secure internet as an underlying principle. We have had strong support from our customers for the temporary actions we took after the unique events in Christchurch and we look forward to collectively working with the Government on more enduring solutions that work effectively for our customers in New Zealand.

 

“For just over a fortnight after the March 15 attacks, our companies – who collectively provide internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders over fixed and mobile connections – blocked access to web sites hosting the video filmed by the gunman of the Christchurch attacks which killed 51 people. Our intention was to make it more difficult for the video to be viewed and shared - reducing the risk that our customers may have been inadvertently exposed to it and limiting the publicity the gunman was clearly seeking.

 

“In taking this extreme action, we accepted that our limited role in the internet global ecosystem meant it was impossible for us to completely prevent access to the video. As internet service providers we were ‘the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’, with blunt tools involving the blocking of sites after the fact. We also acknowledged that in some circumstances access to legitimate content may have been prevented, and that this raised questions about censorship – all the more reason why we called for an urgent broader discussion.”

 





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  # 2238850 16-May-2019 10:22
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Fred99:

 

Zeon:

 

Christchurch seems to be the main place for white supremacists in NZ...

 

 

You think that's an appropriate opinion to express?

 

 

 

 

An update - not so much an 'opinion'. More documented fact. 

 

Here's the history :

 

https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=vMZJDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA195&dq=christchurch%20white%20supremacists&pg=PA195#v=onepage&q=christchurch%20white%20supremacists&f=false

 

Here's the latest :

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/05/christchurch-attack-warnings-about-threat-from-white-supremacists-were-ignored.html

 

. . .


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  # 2239348 16-May-2019 16:34
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Well the Trump administration supports live streaming act of terrorism, or at least don't not support it.

They couldn't even sign the non-binding resolution.

It would not have any legal force.

But it was too big a ask to have them support something that would have have equally expressed displeasure at future live streaming terrorist religious extremist beheadings and white supremist mass shootings.

It was probably because Ardern quipped that the US hasn't changed guns laws despite many mass shootings.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/trump-administration-christchurch-call-to-action/index.html

Trump administration declines to join Christchurch Call to Action
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"...we maintain that the best tool to defeat terrorist speech is productive speech, and thus we emphasize the importance of promoting credible, alternative narratives as the primary means by which we can defeat terrorist messaging."
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  # 2239351 16-May-2019 16:44
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Facebook sets restrictions on livestreaming following deadly New Zealand attacks

Facebook announced new restrictions on live video streaming exactly two months after the Christchurch massacre.

Meanwhile, international leaders are holding a summit on curbing online hate speech and threats.

CBSN contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson joins CBSN to discuss the potential impact of the new Facebook Live policy.


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  # 2239372 16-May-2019 17:04
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Cuomo questions White House response to New Zealand pact

CNN's Chris Cuomo questions the White House's decision not to join the Christchurch Call for Action, a push by New Zealand and France to encourage tech companies and countries to work together to end the use of social media in acts of terrorism.


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  # 2239379 16-May-2019 17:19
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He is a good speaker. 




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  # 2239663 17-May-2019 07:46
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avaiki:

 

Fred99:

 

Zeon:

 

Christchurch seems to be the main place for white supremacists in NZ...

 

 

You think that's an appropriate opinion to express?

 

 

 

 

An update - not so much an 'opinion'. More documented fact. 

 

Here's the history :

 

https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=vMZJDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA195&dq=christchurch%20white%20supremacists&pg=PA195#v=onepage&q=christchurch%20white%20supremacists&f=false

 

Here's the latest :

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/05/christchurch-attack-warnings-about-threat-from-white-supremacists-were-ignored.html

 

. . .

 

 

Greg Newbold lives in Chch.  Kyle Chapman lived in Hamilton for a while.  I assume that from your perspective, that would have made Hamilton the main place for white supremacists.

 

The Chch massacre was originally intended to be carried out in Dunedin.  It was carried out by an Australian.

 

I get the feeling that stating that Chch is an attempt by those not living in Chch to disassociate themselves from the reality that white supremacy was the norm in the entire country for a couple of centuries, and pockets of that sentiment remains.

 

Highly dangerous individuals with extremist far-right racist views can assimilate comfortably into NZ society (not just Chch).




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  # 2239666 17-May-2019 07:50
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The Republican US administration doesn't want to crack down on internet / social media extremism. Fostering divisive sentiment always favours right-wing causes.  The Republicans and extremists are on the same team.


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I also fail to see how the fact that a warning was allegedly ignored, makes ChCh, or anywhere, the home of NZ WS. And to state this as the latest update to a fact


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  # 2239681 17-May-2019 08:39
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I seem to recall a viral Police Ten-7 video from Christchurch with a skinhead putting his head through a fence as well. Probably didn't help. 


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  # 2239825 17-May-2019 11:29
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Fred99:

 

Greg Newbold lives in Chch.  Kyle Chapman lived in Hamilton for a while.  I assume that from your perspective, that would have made Hamilton the main place for white supremacists.

 

The Chch massacre was originally intended to be carried out in Dunedin.  It was carried out by an Australian.

 

I get the feeling that stating that Chch is an attempt by those not living in Chch to disassociate themselves from the reality that white supremacy was the norm in the entire country for a couple of centuries, and pockets of that sentiment remains.

 

Highly dangerous individuals with extremist far-right racist views can assimilate comfortably into NZ society (not just Chch).

 

 

I don't understand that logic or, more accurately, the lack of it.

 

Your comment seems to deny that Christchurch has a reputation for racism, which it does:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/71368006/null

 

Fair points about the attacks being planned for Dunedin, the shooter being Australian and white supremacists being able to blend in anywhere in New Zealand.

 

However police were warned, twice, about members of the shooter's rifle club, including those from Christchurch.

 

Police ignored the warnings.

 

 


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