Top story: France and NZ spearhead ‘Christchurch call’

Good morning – it’s Warren Murray with a first taste of the day’s news.

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has declared there is no “right to livestream the murder of 50 people” as she spearheads a push to stop it happening again. Ardern and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, will host a mid-May summit in Paris calling on governments and tech companies to sign the “Christchurch Call” – a vow to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.

The Christchurch gunman livestreamed the mosque shootings on Facebook and they were viewed hundreds of times before being taken down. “We want to maintain the principles of a free, open and secure internet, but this isn’t about freedom of expression, this is about preventing violent extremism and terrorism online,” Ardern said. “It’s…

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