Smith Targets Internet Extremism

January 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The home secretary has outlined plans to target websites promoting extremism, as part of efforts to stop people being drawn towards radical groups.

Jacqui Smith said she wanted to use technology to stop "vulnerable people" being "groomed for violent extremism".

"Because something is difficult, that is no reason not to have a go at it," she added. "The internet can't be a no-go area for government."