Listen: Facebook, US And Larry discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"The US has decided against signing onto a plan to crack down on violent extremists who spread their message online. It's called the Christ Church appeal which is named after the New Zealand city where fifty people, fifty one people actually were killed by gunmen who streamed his attack on this to mosque live on Facebook. Larry joins us live from New York, where he is attending the Facebook global safety summit. Let's start with the appeal who was backing it. Well back like seventeen countries plus the European Commission and you're right, US did not sign onto it come argue that it might be a free speech issue, although I would not personally and you know, I'm very strong first amendment advocate. I would not object to this on free speech grounds all their signers including Amazon, Google Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft and a few other tech company. So it's an agreement between all these countries and we're talking about street swings stain Japan. Of course, New Zealand. In fact, he would organized by the prime minister. They're both. Dylan and France. And basically, it calls for working together do women if eliminated terrorist and violent extremist content online, you can actually see my summary, and a link to it and country even in companies on Larry twirl dot com. So the request before we let you go, obviously the sends a strong statement as it also take some practical action. Well, I think it does it basically says that, these companies are going to remove this content and the country, they're going to encourage it. And I think it basically says to those people who believe in extreme free speech that there are limits kind of like child pornography and fire in a crowded theatre when it comes to thirty types of extremism, and hate speech and violent content that simply not appropriate in these private companies that are operating online.."