The shocking scale of online extremism as 300,000 videos, pages and posts removed

A specialist anti-terror team in the UK has warned more needs to be done to tackle online extremism despite more than 300,000 videos, web pages and posts being removed after they were flagged up to internet firms.

Figures released today show the national police unit reached the milestone in recent weeks, although the rate of removals prompted by its work has slowed as firms step up their own efforts.

The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) works with hundreds of organisations to remove content including propaganda and recruitment videos, images of executions and speeches calling for racial or religious violence.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/the-shocking-scale-of-online-extremism-as-300-000-videos-pages-and-posts-removed-1-8866995

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