EU to target internet as part of counter-radicalization action

The European Union plans to target the internet in its efforts to try and stop young people from developing extremist views.

Interior Affairs Commissioner Dmitris Avramopoulos said Tuesday that the internet is “our most important battleground” against radicalization. “The recent attack in Orlando perfectly demonstrated (that) the perpetrator was strongly radicalized on his own, purely by using the internet,” said Avramopoulos.

The aim is to combat the spread of material inciting violence, create a database of “terrorist content” deleted from websites and help educate people to be more critical when reading information online.



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