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Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

AP  |  Singapore 

Singapore's Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on is an "effective" response to the mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it.

The "Christchurch Call" set of guidelines for world leaders and tech companies was drafted by and

It is named after the city where 51 people were killed in a March attack on mosques. The attack was broadcast live on Facebook, fueling calls to regulate

On Friday, Lee said takes this problem "very seriously." He also thanked New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern, who is on an official visit to Singapore, for "rallying an effective international response to this serious issue.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 13:11 IST