Jacinda Arden, New Zealand prime minister, has maintained that understanding social media algorithm is the only way technology firms and world leaders can tackle violence extremism online. A virtual summit which was recently held to address how to fight online hate had Arden present. The summit known as Christchurch Call was held to mark the second year of the initiative to fight online hate.
France president David Macron and Arden had launched this summit in 2019, following the killings of 51 people in the New Zealand City of Christchurch. Since this incidence happened, over 50 nations, tech firms, and international organizations are in support of this initiative. Even giant firms like Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Google showed their support.
The existence of algorithm themselves is not necessarily the problem, it is whether or not they are ethically used. That is one of the biggest focus for the community over the next year alongside expanding the network itself.Arden
The New Zealand Prime Minister revealed that most of the tech firms expressed the wish to make use of algorithm for positive interventions. However, Arden didn’t talk about how firms can change the use of algorithms that result in harmful content. The United States joined the ChristChurch Call, which made a change in Policy two years after Donald Trump’s administration refused participate in the initiative.