Ardern also had strong words for the social media companies that enabled the shooter to broadcast his massacre around the world.
“We will look at the role that social media played and what steps we can take, including on the international stage and in unison with our partners,” Ardern said.
The prime minister acknowledged that social media alone wasn’t responsible for the shooting, but argued that it did play a role.
“There is no question that ideas and language of division and hate have existed for decades.
The prime minister promised she will never utter the shooter’s name in order to deprive him of the notoriety he so desperately wanted.
People around the world are taking a hard look at the role that social media plays in our lives as white supremacist fascism spreads.
But it’s not clear what specific steps the government might take to restrict social media in the future. »