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Article posted Feb 08 2012, 1:26 PM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: Techdirt Print

UK Report Blames The Internet For Terrorism, Says ISPs Should Take Down Content

by Mike Masnick

It appears that technologically clueless, reactionary politicians blaming the internet for terrorism and demanding ways to censor content are not just limited to US Senators named Lieberman. Nope, it appears that some elected officials over in the UK have similarly allergic reactions to the internet. The Home Affairs Committee in the UK Parliament has released this fear mongering report about how the internet is somehow radicalizing the youth into being terrorists, and how ISPs need to pull down content.

All of these reports seem to assume that because some kids used the internet to learn about terrorism, that it's the internet's fault they became terrorists. There's no thought to the idea that these disenfranchised kids were likely to seek out whatever way they could to join a terrorism organization. That would involve actually understanding the root causes of terrorism, though, and it's much, much easier to just point a finger and blame the internet. Of course, since it appears these luddites don't understand the internet at all, it's no surprise that they confused ISPs with hosting companies -- and demanded that the ISPs "take down" content, when the only thing they really could do would be to block content. Hosting companies would be able to remove it. David Meyer, the ZDnet UK reporter who wrote the story linked above, asked a spokesperson for the committee to explain this rather glaring error, and the person "was unable to explain." That should tell you just about everything you need to know about this report, and it should be laughed out of any further discussion should it ever be brought up again.

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Posted: Feb 08 2012, 5:17 PM

99250 Yes I'd like to get back to the good old days of the 70s before the internet and its corruption of youth,when there was no terrorism unless you count the PLO, IRA, FLQ, Red Brigade (army). and all the others

Posted: Feb 09 2012, 6:31 PM

17898 Dont forget all the goverment sponsered terrorism which they have inflicted on the world - murdering of women and children and anyone who disagrees with them

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