PARIS — The White House said on Wednesday that it would not sign an international accord intended to pressure the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content, highlighting a broader divide between the United States and other countries about the role of government in determining what content is acceptable on the internet. The attack on multiple mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand was live streamed on Facebook and spread virally across the internet. [Get the Bits newsletter for the latest from Silicon Valley and the technology industry.] Ms. Ardern has used the killings to rally support for more vigilance to block violent and extremist content from the world’s largest internet platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have vowed to more aggressively monitor their services for material that encourages and facilitates violence.
Source: International New York Times May 15, 2019 16:41 UTC