New Zealand’s prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern (right) and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and is the current chair of the Global Internet, Forum, the fight against Terrorism (GIFCT), will give a press conference on the sidelines during 2019 at the latest un Climate Summit at the U. N. headquarters in New York City, New York, New York, united states of america, September 23, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Yana Paskova
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A global group on Facebook, Twitter, myspace, YouTube, and Microsoft, to remove extremist content, you will be an independent watchdog, “working to respond more quickly and are better able to work together in order to prevent attacks, for example, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand’s Prime minister Jacinda Ardern, said on Monday.
Ardern has pushed for stronger action, as New Zealand’s worst peacetime mass shooting in March, when a gunman attacked the Muslims from attending the Friday prayers in the city of Christchurch. He has killed 51 people and broadcasting the attack live on Facebook.
In the same way as we respond to natural disasters like fires and floods, we need to be prepared and ready to respond to a crisis like the one we know,” Ardern told reporters on the sidelines of the annual un gathering of world leaders.
The world wide web Forum in order to combat Terrorism is to be created by 2017, under pressure from the US and European governments following a wave of deadly attacks. It will now become an independent organisation, headed by an executive director, which is funded by Facebook Inc., the Google ‘ s YouTube, Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp. (a).
Speaking at a joint press conference with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Ardern said that the organization would be governed by an operational board of directors will be composed of the representatives of the company, and it would be an independent advisory committee, which is made up of government and members of civil society.
Ardern said to be a part of the group’s work would be to fund and coordinate scientific research in the terrorism and violent extremist activities and the “best practices” for the sharing of information.
Sandberg said the forum had already been shared with about 200,000 digital fingerprints “, because if the terrorists are trying to use it in order to have a platform, they try to use all of the platforms; thus, if one of us can find them, and we are taking them on a variety of platforms.”
She added that, while the world’s fastest growing messaging platforms have been tagged, Facebook would still be able to make the fight against extremism, while the commitment to protect the privacy of our users. She noted that while WhatsApp is encrypted, Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram did not.
“We are often in a position to find one and then go to the bottom of an encrypted platform,” Sandberg said.
Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Jonathan Oatis