Wellington (Web Desk): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed Facebook decision to ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms, Radio Pakistan reported.
Addressing a press conference in Christchurch, she said arguably these categories should always fall within the community guidelines of hate speech, but nevertheless it’s positive clarification has now been made in the wake of terrorist attack.
She said fifty nine countries will send diplomatic representatives to attend a national remembrance service on Friday.
Earlier, Jacinda Ardern and Kensington Palace on Thursday announced that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will visit New Zealand next month to honour victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives.
PM Ardern, who will attend a national remembrance service for the victims on Friday, said William, the Duke of Cambridge, would represent his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, the official head of state in the former British colony. “The visit will be another sign that this nation will always stand with those affected by the terror attacks, and the people of Christchurch,” she said in a statement.
The Royals have previously expressed their sympathies at the shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques earlier this month by a self-avowed white supremacist. Kensington Palace said the visit, which will take place in late April, came at Ardern’s request.