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STATEMENT: Khanna on White House invitations to Tech Companies to discuss violent extremism

August 8, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Ro Khanna, member of Congress for Silicon Valley, issued the following statement in light of the White House inviting tech companies to discuss violent online extremism following deadly shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. 

“From extremist ideology, to copycat manifestos inspired by the Christchurch massacre, to secret hate groups by border patrol agents, online extremism is fanning the flames of hatred and violence across our nation and the world. I support this invitation from the White House to tech companies. We need better solutions to remove any content that incites violence proactively while recognizing and protecting First Amendment rights.”

 

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.