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December 19, 2017

Bomb manual used by New York terrorist suspect still just a Google search away

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Henry Jackson Society

Bomb-making guides similar to the instructions used by the suspect in last week’s New York subway attack are still easy to find online, despite repeated promises by Google to block such material from appearing in search results.

RT correspondent Jacqueline Vouga used Google to locate manuals authored by Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) which provide step-by-step instructions in English on how to construct a device similar to that allegedly used by the 27-year-old New York City bomb suspect Akayed Ullah on December 11. Vouga says it took her less than 10 minutes to find the cookbook – demonstrating that you don’t need access to the dark web to find extremist content.

The Independent reported Monday that even two days after alerting the tech giant, bomb-making manuals still appear in Google search results. YouTube, the popular video sharing platform owned by Google, is also host to a “remarkable amount” of videos showing how to make homemade explosive devices, Nikita Malik, a senior research fellow at think tank the Henry Jackson Society, told the British news outlet.

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