Macron and Ardern launch campaign against extremism on the internet


Macron en Ardern lanceren campagne tegen extremisme op internet

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron launch a campaign against the promotion of terrorrisme and violent extremism on the internet.

The ‘Christchurch Call’ is the name of the initiative, named after the city where a man of 51 people doodschoot in attacks on two mosques.

The campaign is especially aimed at large technology companies. The attendees at the launch of the campaign include Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Microsoft chairman Brad Smith and Facebook vice-president, Nick Clegg. Also The Jordanian king Abdullah, the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and British prime minister Theresa May will attend the launch.

Seventeen-minute Christchurch

The archer of Christchurch sent the images of his attacks via livestream on Facebook seventeen minutes long, for the social networking websites and the stream closed. Then appeared clips of the stream on the internet. Premier Ardern said later that the attacks have shown how social media were used for acts of terrorism and hate to promote.

Facebook grabs in

Facebook announced today that the new restrictions would impose on livestreams.

Users can be penalized if they, for example, a link to a message from a terrorist group forward. The user thirty days of the liveplatform may be blocked. If further action is needed, they will also no more messages on Facebook.

In addition to Facebook along with scientists on a research project to start to the image recognition by the video-recordings to improve. Some algorithms of Facebook did not succeed in making copies of the Christchurch video to find, that what changed were.

It remains unclear how long the video of the attacks in Christchurch was available until Facebook intervenes and him deleted. According to the social network that would be faster happened if someone during the livestream a notification had been made. In total, the original video is about 4,000 times viewed – including the 200 viewers of the live stream before he is removed from Facebook. Several users had already had the copies to other services uploaded. In the first 24 hours deleted Facebook more than 1.5 million videos of the attack before they were uploaded. About 300,000 copies were deleted after she posted were.