Christchurch Call Advisory Network to EU governments: uphold Call commitments in impending policy-making
Members of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network call on the governments of the European Union, the European Commission, to uphold the commitments they made in the Call, as Europe moves to implement measures related to extremist and terrorist content.
Misguided “solution” to terrorist content will have bad consequences for our rights
In the European Union, a Regulation to address terrorism-related content is nearing the end of negotiation, but it still relies heavily on automated measures without sufficient transparency or accountability safeguards built in to protect Europeans’ fundamental rights.
G7 internet charter has its foundations right, but key elements still threaten human rights
It’s concerning to see leading democratic governments continue to delegate the interpretation and application of laws to private companies and double down on the use of automated upload filters, prone to censoring free speech online.
Access Now: Christchurch Call emphasizes human rights, but needs meaningful participation and transparency for rights-respecting outcome
Any attempt to set policies or binding regulations that impact online speech will be successful only if it is truly inclusive and genuinely garners insight and expertise from civil society.
Access Now on the Christchurch Call: rights, wrongs, and what’s next
Governments and tech companies have published the Christchurch Call with the aim of eliminating violent and extremist content online. Civil society needs to be a central part of crafting a rights-respecting implementation.