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- May 1, 1999
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Reducing the impact of the terrorist use of the Internet
The internet plays a central role in and is of great strategic importance to terrorists and extremist networks. These networks know that propaganda is a critical tool for generating funding, recruits and support for their cause. Historically they have used a variety of media channels, such as television, radio and publishing, in order to communicate their views. During the past decade of huge global growth of the internet, Al Qaida-influenced extremists for example, have made increasing use of this medium. The internet and its fast and anonymous means of communication can contribute to individual radicalization processes. There are concerns about the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes and the abuse of legal / neutral websites. The question is if we can reduce the impact of the use of internet for terrorist purposes, without affecting our online freedom. A question this project tackles in a public-private dialogue.
The Clean IT project is carried out with the financial support of the European Commission’s Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme (Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security).
The project team is hosted at the Ministry of Security and Justice, National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism and Security, in the Netherlands.
The Clean IT project
I'm ambivalent on this, as there are obvious advantages in curtailing terrorists' and extremists' use of the internet as a promotional and coordination tool, but given the history of governments and large private companies, will the baby be thrown out with the bathwater.