As PM Jacinda Ardern leads the call
for action to prevent videos like the one broadcast live on Facebook during the Christchurch shooting, here are links to latest analysis about how to prevent the rise of extremism:
Quilliam International's founder, Maajid Nawaz
, was on CNN with Anderson Cooper discussing the New Zealand terror attacks. Maajid explains how It's "important that instead of responding to these sorts of incidents with more hate and more anger, that all of us make every effort to hold our societies together and challenge extremism from any direction that we see it."
Tech platforms like Facebook tend to treat white extremism differently
to material from Islamic extremists, writes Nitasha Tiku from Wired. There are "concerns that Big Tech expends more effort to curb the spread of terrorist content from high-profile foreign groups, while applying fewer resources and less urgency toward terrorist content from white supremacists," she writes.
Meanwhile last week, Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee pressed major tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google
, to submit their budgets to curb content from terrorists and extremists on their platforms.
A new Newshub series by Paddy Gower shines a light on the rise of white supremacism
in New Zealand.
Henry Cooke at Stuff outlines some of the risks for PM Ardern
if the Christchurch Call doesn't deliver binding obligations on the tech giants:
"G7 communiques have a knack for sounding strong, but having no real teeth or specificity. Given the agreement will be non-binding, Ardern will have to work very hard to make sure that whatever framework is agreed to is worth the time and effort she has taken to secure it."