Since its launch in 2019, the Christchurch Call has become the leading global multi-stakeholder initiative that brings leaders together to tackle terrorist and violent extremist content online.
France and New Zealand are pleased to announce that Zoom and Roblox are new supporters of the Christchurch Call.
Since the start of the Christchurch Appeal in 2019, the number of supporters has grown year on year. More than 55 governments, as well as the European Commission, and twelve online service providers now support the Call. Together we work to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.
“The Christchurch Call is a unique multi-stakeholder initiative, as governments, businesses and civil society all have a role to play in making the internet a better place. We are encouraged by Zoom and Roblox’s decision to officially launch the Christchurch Call. support and through their commitment to participate in community efforts to make the internet a safer place. Every actor on the internet must do their part to protect this common good, from social networks to video games and video conferencing platforms. We will appreciate their contribution to this likes to follow community with rich experience and committed to using technology to do good,” said Henri Verdier, French ambassador for digital.
“With each new company promising to support the Call’s commitments, we are amplifying the impact of our collective action. Zoom and Roblox each have a unique perspective and expertise that they can use in our work,” said Paul Ash, Special Representative from New Zealand. for Cyber and Digital.
“We are proud to support Christchurch Call’s mission to help fight terrorism and violent extremism online,” said Josh Kallmer, Zoom’s head of global public policy and government relations. “At Zoom, we know we can make a more positive impact by partnering with the wider community of government, business and civil society. By becoming a supporter of the Christchurch Call, we hope to take on new challenges and bring the Internet a safer place together.”
Roblox is highly regarded, especially among young people, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety and courtesy. “We are delighted to welcome Roblox to the call. Their deep expertise in shared immersive experiences will serve us well as we think about online safety in new spaces like the metaverse,” said Paul Ash.
“User safety has been in Roblox’s DNA since day one and we are committed to working with industry and government stakeholders to protect both the Roblox community and the Internet community at large around the world. We are committed to do what we can in eradicating extremist content and online networking,” said Remy Malan, Vice President of Public Affairs at Roblox.
As the recent Buffalo bombing has tragically reminded us, much remains to be done. Our efforts to prevent the use of the Internet by terrorists and violent extremists will continue and our commitment remains intact.
The Christchurch Call continues to focus on the four priorities identified at the last Leaders’ Summit in May 2021: strengthening the community, increasing the transparency of digital businesses, improving crisis response and understanding the role of algorithms.