Thursday, 17 January 2008

Smith targets internet extremism

Smith targets internet extremism (BBC News, Thursday, 17 January 2008)

Jacqui Smith wants to shut down extremist websites. I support that. For starters, I want to nominate Christian Voice, and not too far down the line is the website of the Labour Party.

Another blow to free speech? In all fairness to Jacqui Smith, in the quoted passages she talks about "violent extremism", whereas the BBC article overall tries very hard to blur the distinction between "extremism" and "terrorism", starting with the title.

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