UK MPs urge internet providers to tackle on-line extremism

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 5, 2012

“The UK Home Affairs Committee publishes its report into The Roots of Violent Radicalisation today, the result of a wide-ranging inquiry that began in May 2011. The Committee concludes that the internet is one of the most significant vehicles for promoting violent radicalism – more so than prisons, universities or places of worship, although direct, personal contact with radicals is in many cases also a significant factor. Witnesses told the Committee that the internet played a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation.

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