BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – France have postponed the planned signing of a pledge by the Internet platforms, in order to fight hate speech online, in the midst of the press of the United States of america, the French prime minister said, adding that he was hopeful that the US will join the initiative.
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In france, the hosting of the G7 summit in Biarritz, was in the beginning, the hope, the social media giant to sign a Charter for an Open, Free and Secure Internet,” on Friday, according to the official program.
“The Charter will be signed by the digital stakeholders in Paris on the 23rd of August, prior to it being presented to the G7-States in the atlantic ocean,” the program read.
But it is not the ceremony that took place on Friday, and Europe, a radio 1 and he said to the AMERICAN President, when He was under pressure from the chief executives of the social networks of the signing of the security in the world.
France’s state secretary for the digital industry, told reporters that the signing was only deferred, and would eventually take place on a Monday.
“The original idea was to use the platforms to get to Biarritz, and up to now, the United States, at the time of signing of the house,” Cedric O says.
“Diplomatically, it was to be sensitive to OUR platforms, come up from Biarritz, and a sign of something, while the American president was not there,” he said.
Google, Facebook, and Snapchat were the platform for the charter to be signed, according to Cedric O.
The charter aims to create a collective movement, in which transparency and co-operation for the safe and positive use of the Internet, the French G7 presidency, has said.
It is based at the Christchurch international airport in conversation with a broadening of the scope of the commitments of the platform, particularly in terms of the content, moderation, transparency, and to ensure that the support for the victims.
“There is no doubt about the fact that the social network will be the character of the house,” Cedric O says.
“The platforms, played ball, and made an obligation of the guarantor, of all the countries taking part, the remaining question is whether or not the US will join us, that would have been a great success,” he added.
“We have to discuss it with them, and hope that they will be able to be on-board with this initiative, they can sign up to the pledge on Monday.”
Reporting by Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh Thomas