Amber Rudd announces crackdown on extremist and offensive content online

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has unveiled a raft of new measures designed to crack down on extremist and offensive content online.

In the first concrete measure to emerge from a major review launched this summer, the minister announced tougher penalties for offenders who use the internet to access terrorist material.

She also launched a new £600,000 project designed to speed up the removal of indecent images of children from the web.

This is in addition to announcing a ban on the sale of acid to under 18s following a string of attacks in London.

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