At G7 summit, US reportedly didn't sign online hate speech charter

Almost all the other G7 countries signed it, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters.

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G7 Summit In France - Day Two

French President Emmanuel Macron says the US didn't sign the charter for legal reasons. 

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During weekend's G7 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly said the US didn't sign on to a charter against online hate speech. Why? Macron said "legal reasons," according to a report from Reuters on Monday. 

"We formalized an agreement for the first time with several Anglo-Saxon and European platforms and with support from nearly all (G7) countries," Macron told reporters, according to Reuters. "We had a very good discussion with the United States, which for legal reasons was not able to formalize the agreement on this point."

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

France, the G7 summit host, originally hoped to get social media giants to sign the "Charter for an Open, Free, and Safe Internet" on Friday. Facebook , Snapchat and Google were among the platforms set to sign the charter. The ceremony didn't take place that day, Reuters reported. 

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