Rejected the United States signed an international commitment by governments and technology companies to combat extremist content on the internet, said the White House: it supports the goals of the appeal of Christchurch Christchurch, but he is not in a position to join, pointing to the need for freedom of expression.
Came the rejection of the US at the time made it the largest technology companies in the world addressing the material extreme, and launched the appeal in response to a terrorist attack took place in the month of March on a mosque in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, which was broadcast live on Facebook, claimed the lives of 51 people for granted.
The appeal of Christchurch as a commitment to volunteering on the part of governments and technology companies to improve their efforts to address extremist content, the statement formally as part of an international summit in Paris.
Includes the international undertaking signed more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, also signed technology companies, namely Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon, Dailymotion, and Kuo, but without the signature of the United States.
The White House said in a statement: the United States stands with the international community in condemning the content of extremist and terrorist and violent on the internet the strongest terms, the government will continue the United States support the overall goals contained in the appeal, but it is not in a position currently to join the initiative.
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He did not explain the White House, why not support the statement, but it seems that the First Amendment is of great concern, as reported by the Washington Post, as U.S. law under the First Amendment – the concept of freedom of expression on a wider scale and more powerful than the law in most other countries.
Other countries regulate hate speech, pornography, political declarations, Strictly, but on the contrary, the United States Supreme Court does not allow dogs except in a few cases, such as child pornography, defamation, and incitement to violence.
Continued technology companies signatories to take specific measures to prevent upload and share content extreme terrorist or violent, also agreed to cooperate more with each other and with governments, in addition to improving transparency around the standards and conditions of Service, and do more to enforce their rules.
Governments signatories to the statement: