Tuesday 17 September 2019

The Netherlands signs up to the Christchurch Call

Facebook app on mobile phone

Photo: Depositphotos.com

The Netherlands is one of 17 countries to sign up to the Christchurch Call, a pledge to do more to tackle the spread of extremism online.

Eight of the world’s biggest tech companies are among the signatories to the document, which was launched in response to the far-right terror attack in New Zealand that left 51 people dead and was screened live on Facebook.

The US has chosen not to sign the document, saying it may clash with the protection of free speech.

More on the call to action

DutchNews.nl has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
Donate via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.