In the wake of March’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Google is partnering up with other tech giants to counter extremist content online.

What you need to know Tech and social media giants have created a new group to work together in fighting terrorist and extremist content online. Dubbed “Christchurch Call,” the group’s name is derived from the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The group’s supporters include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tech giants are joining hands in the fight to counter violent content online. Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter issued a joint statement today announcing The Christchurch Call – named for the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand – as a group dedicated to the goal of “[eliminating] terrorist and violent extremist content online.”

“The terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March were a horrifying tragedy,” the companies said in a joint statement. “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 formation of the Christchurch Call will expand on the work the companies have already

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