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Failure to Curb Web Terrorism Contributes to Security Loopholes in Britain

Failure to Curb Web Terrorism Contributes to Security Loopholes in Britain

LONDON - Britain has suffered five terrorist attacks over the past six months. As British police are investigating into the latest terrorist explosion at a subway station in west London four days ago, a report published Tuesday gave some clues to a high frequency of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom.
Terrorist groups are taking advantage of hi-tech progress to spread extremist propaganda online in a bid to encourage their sympathizers to stage attacks in Britain and other western countries, with low-tech skills, including making an improvised explosive device at home. Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in Britain in any other European country and the main internet companies are failing to curb it, said the report published by the Policy Exchange think tank. After being brainwashed, an individual sympathizer can become “a lone wolf”. Self-starters and those acting alone can easily view material that encourages them to launch low-cost attacks. The terrorist attack on Parsons Green subway station involving an explosive device that can be built from instructions available online underlined once again challenges Britain faces from the Islamic State, also known as IS or ISIS. (Xinhua)