Terrorists ‘plot in shadows of the dark net’, report warns

By Mark Townsend, The Observer

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Terrorists and extremists are creating growing numbers of safe havens on the “dark net” to plot future attacks, raise funds and recruit new followers, new research reveals.

Terrorist organisations and individuals are evading security services and intelligence agencies by “hiding in the shadows” of the darknet, using encrypted messaging services, to communicate and anonymous cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to generate funds.

Researchers for the Henry Jackson Society, a foreign policy thinktank, say that groups have also been able to create a reservoir of extremist propaganda, saving it from deletion by the security services or tech companies.

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