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Microsoft's Brad Smith Calls for 'Industrywide' Plan to Fight Extremist Content After Christchurch

Microsoft has called for the tech industry to set a uniform approach to violent, extremist content following the sickening massacre of Muslims attending mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand by a white supremacist earlier this month. At least 50 people were brutally murdered, scores of others were injured, and footage…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Youtube, Terrorism, Streaming, Extremism, Christchurch, Platforms, White Supremacy, Brad Smith, Christchurch New Zealand, Moderation, Content Moderation


Thousands Rally For 2A in Oregon; Have Antis Reached Their Limit?

Opinion Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem Saturday. (Screen snip, YouTube, MaharlikaAWA) Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered over the weekend at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, according to KGW, essentially telling Beaver State anti-gunners that enough is enough. Whether their effort will be adequate to derail anti-gun legislation remains to be seen, but this was a significant turnout in a state w...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Portland, Salem, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Nra, Olympia, Capitol, Legislature, Willamette Valley, Sen Bernie Sanders, Oregon State Capitol


Note Referencing New Zealand Attack Found At California Mosque Fire Site

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., officials said. The incident was being investigated as arson and a possible hate crime, said police in the city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Di...
Tags: News, California, New Zealand, San Diego, Extremism, Southern California, Miller, Escondido, Islamic Center, Christchurch New Zealand, Escondido Calif, Council of American Islamic Relations, KNSD, Escondido Police Department, Summer Concepcion, Yusef Miller


White Activism Is Crucial In The Wake of Right-Wing Terrorism

By Laura El Alam The vicious terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 were a punch to the gut for peace-loving people all over the world.  Only the most heartless of individuals could feel nonchalant about 70 innocent children, women, and men being killed or maimed mercilessly as they prayed. However, even a brief glimpse at comments on social media confirms that among the outpouring of sadness and shock, there are, indeed, numerous sick individuals who glory ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, California, Washington Post, France, Massachusetts, Religion, Uncategorized, Nbc News, World, Fbi, United States, Current Affairs, Terrorism, Paris, Islam


‘This Egg Has United People,’ Teenager Says of Protest Against Bigotry

A teenager known as “Egg Boy” has spoken publicly to media for the first time since he cracked an egg on a far-right politician’s head after the New Zealand attacks.
Tags: News, Australia, Eggs, New Zealand, Christchurch, Fraser, Anning, Christchurch (New Zealand, Attack (March 2019


The ethics of internet culture: a conversation with Taylor Lorenz

Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that’s perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she’s had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the internet for several major companies, while having written and edited for publications as diverse as The Daily Beast, The Hill, People, The Daily Mail, and Business Insider,...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, New Zealand, Community


Bolt Action Assault Rifles Are “Insane”

So says Salon. Take a minute and look at all the military-speak gun-culture nomenclature babble they slap down: “match-grade” and “muzzle brake” and “infinitely adjustable folding stock” and all the rest of that crap. That’s the way they market guns like the “Scorpion,” and you know what it is? It’s insane. OK, their use of “insane” is a kind of gun-lover-hipster-speak, and the Scorpio isn’t a semiautomatic assault rifle like the ones used to kill 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook, or t...
Tags: Military, Army, Gun Control, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Berger, Nra, United States of America, Crosby Stills Nash, Christchurch New Zealand, Parkland Florida


Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa Boztas, who was shot in […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, Nation & World, Mustafa Boztas


Perspectives: Terrorists use the internet to spread propaganda. Congress could stop it.

The terror in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 Muslim worshipers joins a growing list of attacks that used the internet to spread the killer's propaganda.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Christchurch New Zealand


Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand


New Zealand Bans the Christchurch Suspect’s Manifesto

The alleged gunman’s statement has been classified as “objectionable,” making it illegal to possess or distribute it anywhere in the country.
Tags: Terrorism, Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Christchurch (New Zealand, New Zealand, Ardern, Jacinda


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• Alex participated in Model Montessori United Nations in New York City (her second year!), I bought a new (to me) car to replace the 15-year-old one my dad sold me for a dollar after we lost our cars in Hurricane Harvey (he wouldn’t let me pay him any more, despite my protests, and when I paid him, he promptly gave the dollar to Alex), and the orchid Marcus bought me last week is in full b...
Tags: Photography, New York City, Norway, Vietnam, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Oates, Christchurch New Zealand, Hurricane Harvey, Model Montessori United Nations


Jeanine Pirro’s Show Won’t Air For A Second Week After Islamophobic Commentary

Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show won’t air for the second Saturday in a row following Islamophobic comments she made on air. After Pirro’s show didn’t air last Saturday — for reasons Fox News would not explain — President Donald Trump urged the network to “stop working soooo hard on being politically correct.” This coming Saturday, Fox News’ schedule shows Pirro’s show will again be replaced by an episode from the documentary series “Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith.” During he...
Tags: News, Fox News, Donald Trump, Islamophobia, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Jeanine Pirro, Pirro, William Kennedy Smith, Christchurch New Zealand, Ilhan Omar, Matt Shuham, New Zealand massacre, The Right-wing Media


Tech giants’ responsibility in New Zealand massacres

A recent letter states “don’t blame tech companies for sick minds” and proposes the simplistic, naive notion that “hatred is the only thing to blame here,” “here” being the murders in Christchurch, New Zealand. When hatred can be instantly broadcast to millions around the world with the click of a computer key, we must find […]
Tags: News, Opinion, New Zealand, Letters to the Editor, Christchurch New Zealand, Northwest Voices


Facebook’s AI couldn’t spot mass murder

Facebook has given another update on measures it took and what more it’s doing in the wake of the livestreamed video of a gun massacre by a far right terrorist who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earlier this week the company said the video of the slayings had been viewed less than 200 times during the livestream broadcast itself, and about about 4,000 times before it was removed from Facebook — with the stream not reported to Facebook until 12 minutes after it had ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Isis, Tech, New Zealand, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Christchurch New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Global Internet Forum, Ardern, Moderating Facebook


Here's how long it took the US to act after mass shootings

When a killer gunned down 50 people this month at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, it took lawmakers there 72 hours to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Christchurch New Zealand


New Zealand banned rifles in 3 days. Here's how long it took US to react to shootings

When a killer gunned down 50 people this month at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, it took lawmakers there 72 hours to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
Tags: News, US, New Zealand, Stories, Christchurch New Zealand


New Zealand Just Banned Military-Style Weapons, Putting The U.S. To Shame

Less than a week after a white nationalist gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country had banned military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and has set up a buyback program. Both the coalition government and the center-right opposition party supported the move."I strongly believe that the vast majority of legitimate gun owners in New Zealand will understand that these moves are in the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Senate, America, New Zealand, Brazil, Sandy Hook, Christchurch, Daniel Webster, Laura Ingraham, National Rifle Association NRA, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Christchurch New Zealand, Shannon Watts, Jacinda Ardern


The Latest: Austria says NZ attack suspect visited there

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
Tags: News, Austria, New Zealand, Nz, Christchurch New Zealand


The Latest: Facebook: AI failed to detect NZ video

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
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Six Days After Mosque Massacre, NZ Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns, Starts Buyback

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Ardern said a sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were rushed through. She said people could hand over their guns under an amnesty while officials develop a form...
Tags: Facebook, News, America, New Zealand, Christchurch, Bush, Omar, Tarrant, Christchurch New Zealand, Mike Bush, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Kate Riga, Darren Jacobs, AP story, New Zealand massacre


New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says

The announcement on Thursday from New Zealand’s prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand


The Latest: NZ police error in murder charge against suspect

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
Tags: News, New Zealand, Nz, Christchurch New Zealand


The Latest: All 50 victims of mosque attacks now identified

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
Tags: News, New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand


New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse.
Tags: News, Syria, New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand


New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says

The announcement on Thursday from the New Zealand prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand


New Zealand to Ban All Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Announces

The announcement on Thursday from the New Zealand prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand


As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in NZ

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Two more of the victims were being buried Thursday as authorities identify and release […]
Tags: News, Nation, New Zealand, Nz, Christchurch New Zealand, Nation & World


The Latest: UAE deports man who praised NZ mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):
Tags: News, New Zealand, Uae, Nz, Christchurch New Zealand


Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs under mounting pressure to speak out over New Zealand mosque shootings

Big tech is coming under renewed political pressure following the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday. The attack was livestreamed on Facebook before spreading like wildfire online, leaving tech companies scrambling to block the footage. The CEOs of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have been asked to attend a homeland security briefing. Three major New Zealand telecoms companies have also weighed in, asking that the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google take part in ur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, New Zealand, Jack Dorsey, Christchurch, Thompson, Facebook Twitter, Facebook YouTube Twitter, Facebook Google Twitter, Christchurch New Zealand, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter