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READERS WRITE Regulate tech, or democracy dies

May 18, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)


On May 15, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Amazon signed onto the "Christchurch Call" ("U.S. won't sign global pact on violent online content," May 16), a self-policing protocol among tech leaders and the governments of New Zealand and France that comes in the wake of the livestreaming of a terrorist attack on two mosques that killed 51 people in New Zealand on March 15.

While the Christchurch Call contains much to be lauded, the companies also agreed to a n...