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Offline TomSea

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White House says it won't sign international agreement to combat online extremism
Dareh Gregorian writes for NBC News.
May 15, 2019, 2:00 PM CDT

By Dareh Gregorian

The United States says it supports an international effort to find ways to stop social media from spreading hate — but won't take part in it.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the White House praised the call to action in the name of Christchurch being spearheaded by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron.

"The United States stands with the international community in condemning terrorist and violent extremist content online in the strongest terms," the White House said, but added that it is "not currently in a position to join the endorsement."

Read more at: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/white-house-says-it-won-t-sign-international-agreement-combat-n1006046

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Good.  If we let the "international community" define what is online extremism and how to combat it, a bunch of us might find ourselves getting thrown in the proverbial slammer.


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