PARIS (AFP) - predominant technology companies pledged Wednesday to cooperate on "transparent, particular measures" to prevent the posting of violent extremist content material on line, part of a "Christchurch call" launched inside the wake of the bloodbath at New Zealand mosques in March in which fifty one people died.

"The dissemination of such content material online has damaging affects on the human rights of the victims, on our collective protection and on humans everywhere in the world," said the businesses, which include Google, Microsoft, Twitter and facebook, at a meeting with world leaders in Paris.

the decision become initiated by way of New Zealand top Minister Jacinda Ardern and French chief Emmanuel Macron to avoid a repeat of the Christchurch killings, which were broadcast stay by way of the gunman on fb for 17 minutes.


The awful pictures remained on line for a further 12 mins before fb turned into alerted by means of a consumer and took it down, but thousands and thousands of uploads and shares of the video endured in the following days.

The statement changed into issued as Ardern and Macron hosted tech chiefs and a few other world leaders at the Elysee Palace to crack down on extremism online.

Backers of the Christchurch call, a voluntary collection of commitments through corporations and governments, have pledged new steps to prevent uploads of hateful and violent content material, and quickly do away with any that gets thru their defences.

"Cooperative measures to gain these results may consist of technology development, the enlargement and use of shared databases... And effective notice and takedown methods," they stated.

specifically they promised "instant, effective measures to mitigate the particular hazard that terrorist and violent extremist contest is disseminated via livestreaming."

The companies additionally agreed to invest in the improvement of artificial intelligence and other technical answers for identifying and purging violent and extremist posts.

Algorithms used to decide what social media users see in their feeds can also be tweaked to direct humans far from extremist or hateful content, "or the advertising of credible, wonderful options."

but the text did not define any concrete steps that might be taken via man or woman firms, nor set any time-frame for placing any new measures in region.