Christchurch Call to Action – UPSC Prelims

Christchurch Call to Action:
  • Christchurch Call to Action was launched during the Online Extremism Summit in Paris, France in 2019.
  • The summit was co-chaired by New Zealand and France.
  • Objective: The Christchurch Call is a global pledge by member governments and technology partners. Under this, they work together to address terrorist and violent extremist contents online.
  • Named after: The call is named after the New Zealand city. In Christchurch, 51 members of the Muslim community were murdered in a live-streamed terrorist attack in 2019.
  • Member Countries: Seventeen countries originally signed the agreement. Another 31 countries signed the agreement later.
  • India: India is one of the member countries.
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