Fighting hard to ignore the irony of standing next to the leader of the only country to enact a terrorist act on NZ soil to talk about cyber terrorism.
Jacinda’s Leadership is dazzling once again on the international stage.
Leading the charge to demand social media companies face regulation to stop the live streaming of terrorist acts is noble and an appropriate response to the atrocity in Christchurch.
She has articulated concerns with a dignity that is focused on the issue minus any ego. Her humility and determination is inspiring.
Demanding to know how the algorithms help inspire red pill radicalisation ultimately cuts to the heart of the argument and puts those concerns front and centre of the debate.
Will it actually change anything?
Of course not.
The internet will keep doing what the internet does, Governments will try to use this accord as the basis for cracking down on any speech they don’t like, we will continue to scream into an ocean of subjective rage cacophony, online tribalism combined with depression and loneliness will continue to erode solidarity and the next atrocity will erupt almost on cue.
Jacinda has made a fair fist of it and sometimes the image is what is needed to inspire the hope that personal change demands for real rebirth.
The concern domestically now is how Jacinda will take this international success and not erode the unity she has for reform by over egging the hate speech laws.