Watching terrorist propaganda online to become a criminal offence, says Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Watching streamed extremist material online will be a criminal offence under plans to crackdown on terrorist propaganda.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will say those found guilty of repeatedly viewing terrorist material could face up to 15 years in jail.

The new law will extend an existing ban on downloading and possessing the content on a PC to repeatedly watching it through sites like YouTube.

Just a little nutz?

  • simus1

    The laconic saying
    “A Determined Strong Initiative Well Short Of Anything Remotely Useful”
    comes to mind.

  • bargogx1

    Britain edges one step closer to totalitarianism.

    • It is a bad idea.

      • Bla Bla

        Especially when they decide anyone against the EU or continues to push for brexit is now a ‘terrorist’. Mark my words – this is exactly where it’s going.

        • tom_billesley

          Denying Climate Change is terrorism too.

          • Bla Bla


            yes it is – in their eyes!

  • Hard Little Machine

    YouTube isn’t a common carrier so that if this becomes illegal you can sue YouTube for delivering the content to you.

  • barryjr

    Centrists and right wingers will the first to go. Welcome to the European version of North Korea

  • ed

    la la land logic pay as you go cell phone watch them all day ,