Facebook, Google, Amazon ‘come together’ with plan to tackle online hate

Facebook, Google, Amazon ‘come together’ with plan to tackle online hate

Internet giants — Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon — came together to condemn online hate in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.Executi

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Internet giants — Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon — came together to condemn online hate in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.Executives of the companies made the statement while in France attending the Christchurch Call summit along with world leaders. The meeting aims to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast terror attacks.Story continues below

READ MORE: Social media bans, fines and penalties — how countries attempt to combat hate after tragedyIt takes place after 51 Muslims were killed in New Zealand in March while attending prayers at Christchurch mosques.“The terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March were a horrifying tragedy. And so it is right that we come together, resolute in our commitment to ensure we are doing all we can to fight the hatred and extremism that lead to terrorist violence,” the joint statement read.WATCH: Facebook co-founder criticizes company, Zuckerberg in NYT op-ed

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