British Parliament wants to shut down extremist content online — at what cost?


Nikita Malik, Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism in the UK, says this is part of a wider campaign by the British government to crack down on extremist content online.

“We’re looking at a problem that is much bigger than one specific website,” she says, “but the Jihadology website is being targeted because it is an archive of … propaganda material.”

Malik says he has no doubt that the material on the site has helped academics in their research. “But from the government’s point of view, we don’t want to make that too easily accessible to a civilian who might be consuming it for more sinister purposes.”

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