Arthur Martin — Daily Mail May 24, 2013
Internet giants were last night slammed for refusing to remove extremist websites.
Search engines such as Google and Yahoo must do more to shut down hate-filled sites in the wake of the Woolwich attack, MPs said.
Thousands of videos which help to radicalise impressionable young men are easily available on YouTube.
And within hours of the execution of Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, vile messages praising the attack and encouraging further outrages appeared on Twitter.
Police have seized computers since Wednesday’s atrocity and are still investigating if the two fanatics who beheaded the soldier were indoctrinated by online terror videos. Michael Adebolajo, 28, was radicalised by a banned extremist group whose members use the internet to recruit impressionable young men.
Search engines and social media websites say they rely on members of the public to ‘flag up’ incendiary material. But critics last night called for more investment to be used to stop the spread of radical videos.
Meanwhile Aangifan website reports:
“I asked the on-site police officer in our school:
“I bet your briefing this morning at the station was an intense one.
“Officer: I was expecting exactly that, but it was just too odd. I asked why there’s no briefing, believing we’d be told which streets to be in and what to look out for, but no. Nothing. It was as if it hadn’t happened.
“‘In fact, the skipper said ‘it didn’t happen.’
“He told me he didn’t recognise any of the officers on his own patch at the scene either nor any of the members of the public, despite always seeing the same people.”