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White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

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“The United States broke with 18 governments and five top American tech firms Wednesday by declining to endorse a New Zealand-led effort to curb extremism online, a response to the live-streamed shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51.”

White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

The White House will not sign an international agreement to combat online extremism brokered between French and New Zealand officials and top social media companies, amid U.S. concerns that the pact clashes with constitutional protections for free speech.

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