Norway will sign a declaration against the spread of violent content on the Internet

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Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Høyre H) said Norway will participate in the fight against extremists who spread hatred on the Internet, and said Norway will sign a global declaration.

‘’The statement to be discussed in Paris is a declaration of will. As it looks now, Norway will sign’’ said Solberg to Aftenposten newspaper.

The global statement against the proliferation of violent content online comes after the attack in New Zealand, where 51 people were killed in a terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch on March 15th this year.

The perpetrator filmed the attack, which ended up on several social media platforms. The network companies subsequently received criticism for not having better measures against the spread of hate messages and violent content wrote Aftenposten.

The statement was prepared by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and French President, Emmanuel Macron, wrote Aftenposten, quoting the New York Times.

Solberg said Norway can contribute a lot of experience in how extremism may be combated broadly – with regard to both police, local communities and research. She also said that it is important that people know that if they spread hateful propaganda online, even if they disagree with it, then they are running extremists’ errands.

The signing will take place in Paris on Wednesday with several state leaders and internet companies present.

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