Macron Calls for Agreement with Social Media Platforms to Remove Violent Content

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for an agreement with social media platforms to remove content that calls for violence. He made the remarks during a speech at the Paris Peace Forum on Monday.

“We need to agree with the platforms on a clear set of rules,” Macron said. “We need to be able to remove content that calls for violence, that incites hatred, or that is simply false.”

Macron’s comments come amid growing concerns about the spread of hate speech and misinformation on social media. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile cases of social media platforms being used to spread violence and hatred.

In 2019, for example, Facebook was criticized for its handling of content related to the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand. The company was accused of being slow to remove videos of the shootings from its platform.

Macron’s call for an agreement with social media platforms is likely to be welcomed by many who have been critical of the companies’ handling of harmful content. However, it is unclear whether the platforms will be willing to agree to such an agreement.

Some social media platforms have argued that they are already doing enough to remove harmful content. They have also said that they are committed to free speech, and that they do not want to be seen as censors.

It remains to be seen whether Macron will be able to reach an agreement with social media platforms on the removal of harmful content. However, his call for action is a sign that the issue is a growing concern for governments around the world.

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