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

ONLINE EXTREMISM

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...