New research has revealed that the sites containing material from al-Qaeda, the Taliban and neo-Nazi groups are not even hidden on the so-called dark web
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Nearly 200 terrorist websites are openly operating and some have 1.54 million unique visitors each month, technology experts warn.
The sick extremist sites are available on the open internet, not even hidden on the so-called dark web.
Including material from al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the so-called Islamic State and neo-Nazi groups.
Most of the websites are accessed by people in Algeria, Pakistan, the US and the UK, research has found.
Bodies including the US State Department, the UN, Twitter and Meta will warn of the danger of such terror 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 are able to power with impunity hundreds of websites that attract millions of visitors is a failure on behalf of the global online counterterrorism sector .
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“Terrorist websites are the number one strategic threat to terrorist use of the internet.”
Western intelligence agencies and anti-terrorist police forces are believed to be struggling to deal with the rising tide of internet extremism, especially given the social media tide.
As soon as one website shuts down, another pops up, sources told the Daily Mirror.
Professor Maura Conway, from Swansea and Dublin Universities, said counter-terrorism efforts have focused on social media over the past decade.
She added, “However… websites never went away and are now once again important nodes in extremist and terrorist ecosystems.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrorists-sites-promoting-al-qaeda-27332573 Terrorist websites promoting Al Qaeda, the Taliban and neo-Nazi groups are openly online