Terrorist sites promoting al-Qaeda, the Taliban and neo-Nazi groups are openly online

New research has revealed that the sites, which include material from al-Qaeda, Taliban and neo-Nazi groups, are not even hidden on the so-called dark web

Sick extremist sites are available on the open internet

Nearly 200 terrorist websites operate openly and some receive 1.54 million visitors each month, tech experts warn.

Sick extremist sites are available on the open internet, not even hidden on the so-called dark web.

They include material from al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the so-called Islamic State and neo-Nazi groups.

Most websites are viewed by people in Algeria, Pakistan, the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a study.

Bodies such as the US State Department, the UN, Twitter and Meta will warn of the danger of such terrorist sites at the Tech Against Terrorism conference at Swansea University this week.

Adam Hadley, Founder of Tech Against Terrorism, said, “The fact that terrorists and violent extremists can operate hundreds of websites with impunity, attracting millions of views, is a failure on the part of the global counterterrorism industry. online terrorism.

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“Terrorist-operated websites pose the primary strategic threat to terrorist use of the Internet.”

Western intelligence agencies and counter-terrorism police units are believed to be struggling to deal with the growing deluge of extremism on the internet, especially given the flooding of social media.

As quickly as one site is shut down, another pops up, sources told the Daily Mirror.

Professor Maura Conway, of the Universities of Swansea and Dublin, said counter-terrorism efforts have focused on social media over the past decade.

She added, “However…websites never disappeared and are now once again important nodes in extremist and terrorist ecosystems.”

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