Australia to block extremist content online

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2019
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday announced plans to block websites that spread extremist content during crises.

“The shocking events that took place in Christchurch demonstrated how digital platforms and websites can be exploited to host extreme violent and terrorist content,” Morrison said Sunday while in Biarritz, France, for the Group of Seven (G-7) economic summit.

“That type of abhorrent material has no place in Australia and we are doing everything we can to deny terrorists the opportunity to glorify their crimes, including taking action locally and globally.”

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