The Christchurch Call summit in Paris tomorrow (NZT) will look at how to make tech companies more responsible for the content they host.

But whether it will have any teeth will be a key issue, given it will be a voluntary framework.

The global reach of social media platforms makes it difficult to pin down the legal jurisdictions that govern them.


Someone in New Zealand could post something that might be called violent terrorist content, the type of content that the Christchurch Call in Paris is specifically addressing.

That content might then be shared, downloaded and then uploaded to

A duty of care


No duty of care in New Zealand

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