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India joins global war on online terror

Make sense of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and results on May 23 with TOI. NEW DELHI: India became one of the signatories to the Chirstchurch Call for Action to remove extremist and violent online content. The global document, spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, signed in Paris on Wednesday brought together governments and technology giants to commit to action that would weed out such content from online spaces like Facebook etc. The document “outlines collective, voluntary commitments from governments and online service providers intended to address the issue of terrorist and violent extremist content online and to prevent the abuse of the internet as occurred in and after the Christchurch attacks. This issue of removing and fighting terrorist content online will be one of the issues to be discussed at the G7 summit in Biarritz and the G-20 summit in Osaka.

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