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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dutch government cracks down on 'radical' websites

Following the murder of controversial Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh by a suspected religious extremist, the Dutch minister of home affairs, Johan Remkes minister of justice, Piet Hein Donner, have announced proposals to crack down on radical websites and their authors.
In a letter to the Dutch lower house, the ministers described the internet as a “new dimension in the distribution of such radical information as convincing arguments and training material for committing attacks.” To get a better handle on the situation, the government is proposing analysing controversial information posted on the internet, giving itself the power to order ISPs to shut down radical websites if necessary, and to set up online content monitoring groups.


  • Religious extremist?

    Must have been one of those radical Buddhists again!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:39 PM  

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