The UK government is planning to extend their internet filter to block online extremist videos. According to the report, the plans will help address the growing threat of Jihadists in Syra. They fear that fighters returning to the UK will seek to radicalize young men to launch terrorist attcks both at home and abroad.

The police were currently able to take down videos that are hosted in UK that promotes terrorism. Four years ago, the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit has taken down more than 21,000 pieces of illegal terrorist online content.

This initiative will help build on UK’s attempt to filter pornography at ISP level. The porn filter in the UK is highly controversial as it has opened the floodgates when it comes to government censorship online.

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