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$17 million investment aims to stop extremist content spreading online

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 11:23AM
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$17 million investment aims to stop extremist content spreading online

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 11:23AM

A team of specialists is being tasked with stopping the most violent content from spreading through the web in New Zealand.

They will work with Internal Affairs' censorship compliance officers, who previously had to look at extremism at the expense of their work around child abuse and exploitation images.

It's part of a $17 million investment aimed at keeping on top of online hate, following the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Chief Censor David Shanks told Mike Hosking it won't stop hate on the internet, but it'll help them remove the worst content promoting acts of atrocity.

"There's an incredible amount of hate online and this should help counter the worst of it."

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